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virulence, detoxification, adaptation
information pathways
cell wall and cell processes
stable RNAs
insertion seqs and phages
intermediary metabolism and respiration
regulatory proteins
conserved hypotheticals
lipid metabolism
General annotation
FunctionRequired for extrapulmonary dissemination. Mediates adherence to epithelial cells by binding to sulfated glycoconjugates present at the surface of these cells; binds heparin, dextran sulfate, fucoidan and chondroitin sulfate. Promotes hemagglutination of erythrocytes of certain host species. Induces mycobacterial aggregation.
ProductIron-regulated heparin binding hemagglutinin HbhA (adhesin)
CommentsRv0475, hbhA (MTCY20G9.01), len: 199 aa. HbhA, iron-regulated heparin-binding hemagglutinin (see citations below), equivalent to CAC31971.1|AL583925 possible hemagglutinin from Mycobacterium leprae (188 aa). Contains possible N-terminal signal sequence and K-a-rich region at C-terminus: subcellular location: surface associated. A core mycobacterial gene; conserved in mycobacterial strains (See Marmiesse et al., 2004).
Functional categoryCell wall and cell processes
ProteomicsThe product of this CDS has been identified by proteomics in the University of California (USA) (see Wong et al., 1999). Identified in the membrane fraction of M. tuberculosis H37Rv using 1D-SDS-PAGE and uLC-MS/MS (See Gu et al., 2003). Identified in the cytosol and cell wall fraction of M. tuberculosis H37Rv using 2DLC/MS (See Mawuenyega et al., 2005). Identified in the membrane fraction of M. tuberculosis H37Rv using nanoLC-MS/MS (See Xiong et al., 2005). Identified in the aqueous phase of Triton X-114 extracts of M. tuberculosis H37Rv membranes using 2-DGE and MALDI-TOF-MS (See Sinha et al., 2005). Identified by mass spectrometry in Triton X-114 extracts of M. tuberculosis H37Rv (See Malen et al., 2010). Identified by mass spectrometry in the membrane protein fraction and whole cell lysates of M. tuberculosis H37Rv but not the culture filtrate (See de Souza et al., 2011). Translational start site supported by proteomics data (See Kelkar et al., 2011).
TranscriptomicsmRNA identified by microarray analysis: transcription repressed at low pH in vitro conditions, which may mimic an environmental signal encountered by phagocytosed bacteria (see Fisher et al., 2002), and up-regulated at high temperatures (see Stewart et al., 2002.
MutantDisruption of this gene provides a growth advantage for in vitro growth of H37Rv, by analysis of saturated Himar1 transposon libraries (see DeJesus et al. 2017). Non essential gene by Himar1 transposon mutagenesis in H37Rv strain (see Sassetti et al., 2003). Non-essential gene for in vitro growth of H37Rv, by Himar1 transposon mutagenesis (See Griffin et al., 2011).
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Genomic sequence
Feature type Upstream flanking region (bp) Downstream flanking region (bp) Update
Protein sequence
>Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv|Rv0475|hbhA