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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
FunctionInvolved in the biosynthesis of the mycobacterial cell wall arabinan
ProductArabinofuranosyltransferase AftA
CommentsRv3792, (MTCY13D12.26), len: 643 aa. aftA, arabinofuranosyltransferase (See Alderwick et al., 2006). Predicted to be in the GT-C superfamily of glycosyltransferases (See Liu and Mushegian, 2003). Probable conserved transmembrane protein, equivalent, but longer 21 aa, to Q9CDA6|ML0107 putative membrane protein from Mycobacterium leprae (632 aa), FASTA scores: opt: 1981, E(): 2.1e-110, (77.5% identity in 631 aa overlap). C-terminal end highly similar to C-terminus of O05765 putative product ORF 3 from Mycobacterium smegmatis (603 aa), FASTA scores: opt: 1261, E(): 1.4e-67, (70.7% identity in 266 aa overlap). A core mycobacterial gene; conserved in mycobacterial strains (See Marmiesse et al., 2004).
Functional categoryCell wall and cell processes
ProteomicsIdentified in the cell membrane fraction of M. tuberculosis H37Rv using 2DLC/MS (See Mawuenyega 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).
OperonRv3790, Rv3791, Rv3792, and Rv3793 are co-transcribed, by Northern blot (See Goude et al., 2008).
MutantEssential gene for in vitro growth of H37Rv, by analysis of saturated Himar1 transposon libraries (see DeJesus et al. 2017). Essential gene by Himar1 transposon mutagenesis in H37Rv strain (see Sassetti et al., 2003). 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|Rv3792|aftA