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ptrA  -  protease III

Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655

Synonyms: ECK2817, JW2789, ptr
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Biological context of ptrA

  • Although recC, ptr, and recB were physically closely linked and transcribed in the same direction, they do not appear to constitute an operon [4].


  1. Analysis of the regulatory region of the protease III (ptr) gene of Escherichia coli K-12. Claverie-Martin, F., Diaz-Torres, M.R., Kushner, S.R. Gene (1987) [Pubmed]
  2. Complete nucleotide sequence of the Escherichia coli ptr gene encoding protease III. Finch, P.W., Wilson, R.E., Brown, K., Hickson, I.D., Emmerson, P.T. Nucleic Acids Res. (1986) [Pubmed]
  3. Identification of OmpT as the protease that hydrolyzes the antimicrobial peptide protamine before it enters growing cells of Escherichia coli. Stumpe, S., Schmid, R., Stephens, D.L., Georgiou, G., Bakker, E.P. J. Bacteriol. (1998) [Pubmed]
  4. Physical and biochemical analysis of the cloned recB and recC genes of Escherichia coli K-12. Dykstra, C.C., Prasher, D., Kushner, S.R. J. Bacteriol. (1984) [Pubmed]
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