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Gene ftsW from Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655: integral membrane protein involved in stabilizing FstZ ring during cell division
Member of NCBI Protein Clusters PRK10774(See COMBREX Page ) (See NCBI page)
NCBI Entrez GeneID 946322
UniProtKB accession
RefSeq Protein accession NP_414631.1 (PROVISIONAL)
Gene Symbol(s)
  • symbol: ftsW
  • locus tag: b0089
  • aliases: ECK0090, JW0087
Organism Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655 (NCBI TaxID: 511145)
Other Cross References:
  • S
    Structure(s) available in PDB:
  • C
    Gene cloned by a participant in the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI): TargetDB. (To obtain a clone, please contact the PSI:Biology-Materials Repository.)
  • U
    Protein purified by a participant in the Protein Structure Initiative (PSI): TargetDB. (If you are interested in collaborating to obtain the protein, please contact the Northeast Structural Genomics consortium).
  • Protein described in EcoCyc: EG10344
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Source Predicted function(s)
NCBI Protein Cluster Prediction cell division protein FtsW
Source References Functional description
[PMID: 9218774]
[PMID: 15919996]
Cell division protein ftsW (source organism: Escherichia coli (strain K12).; strain specific ID: K12 / W3110 / ATCC 27325 / DSM 5911)
Functional Status greenGreen (experimental evidence, uncurated)
GO terms
  • BP: GO:0000910 : cytokinesis : IMP
  • BP: GO:0007049 : cell cycle : IEA
  • CC: GO:0005886 : plasma membrane : IEA
  • CC: GO:0016021 : integral to membrane : IEA
  • BP: GO:0008360 : regulation of cell shape : IMP
  • BP: GO:0009252 : peptidoglycan biosynthetic process : IEA
  • BP: GO:0051301 : cell division : IMP
  • CC: GO:0016020 : membrane : IEA
  • CC: GO:0032155 : cell division site part : IDA
  • BP: GO:0008360 : regulation of cell shape : IEA
  • MF: GO:0005515 : protein binding : IDA
  • BP: GO:0051301 : cell division : IEA
  • BP: GO:0007047 : cellular cell wall organization : IEA
Domain Structure from CDD
  • FTSW_RODA_SPOVE: Cell cycle protein. cell wall shape-determining protein; Provisional

See domain structure on NCBI Conserved Domain Database
Domain structure from Pfam
See domain structure on Pfam Database
Based on the function of this gene, COMBREX predictions were made to the following related genes (mouse over gene symbol for details) [Download ]
CKO_03286 , EcolC_3568 , ECP_0091 , ECs0093 , ECSE_0091 , Ent638_0635 , ESA_03249 , ftsW (41) , SARI_02874 , SPAB_00161 , SSPA0125
The table at right lists genes that may be "functionally linked to" (i.e., participate in a common biological process, or form a protein complex with) the subject gene of this page, as determined by two sequence-independent methods, including phylogenetic profiling and operon membership (determined by OperonDB). (Info.) These linkages may also be viewed graphically using the program VisANT, by clicking on the headers of the table. Note: VisANT requires Java. To install the latest version of Java, see
 gene neighbourhoods
phylogenetic profile
murDUDP-N-acetylmuramoyl-L-alanine:D-glutamate ligase
murGN-acetylglucosaminyl transferase
priAPrimosome factor n' (replication factor Y) 
prfBpeptide chain release factor RF-2 
baeRDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
murCUDP-N-acetylmuramate:L-alanine ligase 
rluF23S rRNA U2604 pseudouridine synthase 
ompRDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
ddlBD-alanine:D-alanine ligase 
clpPproteolytic subunit of ClpA-ClpP and ClpX-ClpP ATP 
creBDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
basRDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
yaeJconserved protein 
ftsItranspeptidase involved in septal peptidoglycan sy 
phoBDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
qseBquorum sensing DNA-binding response regulator in t 
ygeRnovel lipoprotein, function unknown 
torRDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
murBUDP-N-acetylenolpyruvoylglucosamine reductase, FAD 
nlpDnovel lipoprotein, function unknown 
rluE23S rRNA U2457 pseudouridine synthase 
pnppolynucleotide phosphorylase/polyadenylase 
yajCSecYEG protein translocase auxillary subunit 
cusRDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
rsuA16S rRNA U516 pseudouridine synthase 
clpXATPase and specificity subunit of ClpX-ClpP ATP-de 
glmUfused N-acetyl glucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltrans 
radADNA repair protein 
rsmD16S rRNA m(2)G966 methyltransferase, SAM-dependent 
hemNcoproporphyrinogen III oxidase, SAM and NAD(P)H de 
arcADNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
yebApredicted peptidase 
ccafused tRNA nucleotidyl transferase/2'3'-cyclic pho 
yggWpredicted oxidoreductase, HemN family 
mrdAtranspeptidase involved in peptidoglycan synthesis 
rpsA30S ribosomal subunit protein S1 
phoPDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
secGpreprotein translocase membrane subunit 
recGATP-dependent DNA helicase 
ddlAD-alanine-D-alanine ligase A 
kdpEDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
polAfused DNA polymerase I 5'->3' polymerase/3'->5' ex 
cpxRDNA-binding response regulator in two-component re 
yedWpredicted DNA-binding response regulator in two-co 
murAUDP-N-acetylglucosamine 1-carboxyvinyltransferase 
rimM16S rRNA processing protein 
mfdtranscription-repair coupling factor 
rluB23S rRNA pseudouridylate synthase 
pcnBpoly(A) polymerase I 
miaAdelta(2)-isopentenylpyrophosphate tRNA-adenosine t 
rstAmulticopy supressor of yjeE, yeaZ or ygjD deletion 
Phenotype Description Expression
Candidate essential gene Identified as essential gene in one or more studies (see references) Knock out
PMID: 13129938
(candidate essential)
PMID: 17700540
(candidate essential)
PMID: 20029369
(candidate essential)