GenePage for the fimE gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: fimE
EcoGene Accession Number: EG10312
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK4304
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b4313
Gene Name Mnemonic: Fimbriae
Alternate Gene Symbols: hyp
Description: Site-specific recombinase, fimA promoter inversion; biased towards the "ON to OFF" fimbriae phase switching direction
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 23116.26 ---------198 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 4542037
Left Intergenic Region

Name: fimB_fimE

Length: 477 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional+

Left_end: 4541560

Right_end: 4542036

Centisome: 97.84

Genomic Address
Clockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 97.85
Right End: 4542633
Right Intergenic Region

Name: fimE_fimA

Length: 481 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional+

Left_end: 4542634

Right_end: 4543114

Centisome: 97.87

FimE forms a transient covalent Tyr linkage to DNA. Insertion mutations in fimB and fimE are hyper-fimbriated and defective in swimming motility, but have normal swarming (Girgis, 2007).

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII