Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Expression of the Escherichia coli dnaX gene.

By K S Chen, P Saxena and J R Walker


The Escherichia coli dnaX gene encodes both the tau and gamma subunits of DNA polymerase III. This gene is located immediately downstream of the adenine salvage gene apt and upstream of orf12-recR, htpG, and adk. The last three are involved in recombination, heat shock, and nucleotide biosynthesis, respectively. apt, dnaX, and orf12-recR all have separate promoters, and the first two are expressed predominantly from those separate promoters. However, use of an RNase E temperature-sensitive mutant allowed the detection of lesser amounts of polycistronic messengers extending from both the apt and dnaX promoters through htpG. Interestingly, transcription of the weak dnaX promoter is stimulated 4- to 10-fold by a sequence contained entirely within the dnaX reading frame. This region has been localized; at least a portion of the sequence (and perhaps the entire sequence) is located within a 31-bp region downstream of the dnaX promoter

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1993
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.