Uptake of glycerol-2-phosphate via the ugp-encoded transporter in Escherichia coli K-12

Kechao Yang, Mi Wang, William W. Metcalf

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Abstract

During phenotypic characterization of various Escherichia coli mutants, we observed that ΔphoA strains are capable of using glycerol-2-phosphate (G2P) as a sole source of phosphorus. Mutations in the ugpBAECQ operon eliminated this phenotype, suggesting that G2P is a previously unrecognized substrate for the binding protein-dependent Ugp transporter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4667-4670
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume191
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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