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menF  -  isochorismate synthase 2

Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Synonyms: ECK2259, JW2260, yfbA
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High impact information on menF

  • While the gene involved in enterobactin synthesis (entC) was known, the corresponding gene for menaquinone biosynthesis (menF) was not but has now been identified and sequenced [1].

Associations of menF with chemical compounds


  1. An isochorismate hydroxymutase isogene in Escherichia coli. Müller, R., Dahm, C., Schulte, G., Leistner, E. FEBS Lett. (1996) [Pubmed]
  2. A new isochorismate synthase specifically involved in menaquinone (vitamin K2) biosynthesis encoded by the menF gene. Daruwala, R., Kwon, O., Meganathan, R., Hudspeth, M.E. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. (1996) [Pubmed]
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