GenePage for the araJ gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: araJ
EcoGene Accession Number: EG10060
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK0390
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b0396
Gene Name Mnemonic: Arabinose
Alternate Gene Symbols: None
Description: L-arabinose-inducible MFS family transporter, function unknown; not involved in arabinose uptake or utilization
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 41926.34 ---------394 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 411297
Left Intergenic Region

Name: mak_araJ

Length: 244 bp gap

Orientation: Convergent

Left_end: 411053

Right_end: 411296

Centisome: 8.86

Genomic Address
Counterclockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 8.86
Right End: 412481
Right Intergenic Region

Name: araJ_sbcC

Length: 125 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 412482

Right_end: 412606

Centisome: 8.89

A mutation in araJ does not affect arabinose uptake or utilization and does not affect the kinetics of arabinose induction, implying it is not an arabinose exporter either; the AraJ transport substrate is unknown (Reeder, 1991). Ara regulon.

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII