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DsdC DNA-binding transcriptional dual regulator

Synonyms: DsdC-D-serine, DsdC
In the presence of d-serine, the "D-serine deaminase" protein, DsdC, activates the transcription of genes involved in d-serine detoxification, and in the absence of the metabolite it is autorepressed [1]. DsbC belongs to the LysR family of bacterial transcriptional regulators and contains a possible helix-turn-helix motif for DNA binding in the C-terminal domain. This protein shows 50% similarity to the GcvA protein [2, 3] The dsbC gene is located next to an operon ( dsdXA ) regulated by DsbC, but facing in the opposite direction. The activation effect of DsdC on this operon is enhanced by CRP, but CRP cannot act alone on the operon [2] A DNA-binding site recognized by the dimer of DsbC has not been identified.

Transcription factor      
TF conformation(s):
Name Conformation Type TF-Effector Interaction Type Apo/Holo Conformation Evidence (Confirmed, Strong, Weak) References
DsdC Non-Functional   Apo [GEA] [1]
DsdC-D-serine Functional Allosteric Holo [GEA] [1]
Evolutionary Family: LysR
TFBs symmetry: inverted-repeat
Sensing class: Sensing external and internal signals
Connectivity class: Local Regulator
Gene name: dsdC
  Genome position: 2476694-2477629
  Length: 936 bp / 311 aa
Operon name: dsdC
TU(s) encoding the TF:
Transcription unit        Promoter

Regulated gene(s) dsdA, dsdC, dsdX
Multifun term(s) of regulated gene(s) MultiFun Term (List of genes associated to the multifun term)
amino acids (2)
Transcription related (1)
activator (1)
repressor (1)
operon (1)
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Regulated operon(s) dsdC, dsdXA
First gene in the operon(s) dsdA, dsdC, dsdX
Simple and complex regulons CRP,DsdC
Simple and complex regulatory phrases Regulatory phrase (List of promoters regulated by the phrase)

Transcription factor regulation    

Transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs) arrangements

  Functional conformation Function Promoter Sigma factor Central Rel-Pos Distance to first Gene Genes Sequence LeftPos RightPos Evidence (Confirmed, Strong, Weak) References
  DsdC-D-serine activator dsdAp Sigma70 nd nd dsdA nd nd [GEA], [BPP] [2]
  DsdC-D-serine repressor dsdCp Sigma70 nd nd dsdC nd nd [GEA], [BPP] [1]
  DsdC-D-serine activator dsdXp Sigma70 nd nd dsdX, dsdA nd nd [GEA], [BPP] [2]

Evolutionary conservation of regulatory elements    
     Note: Evolutionary conservation of regulatory interactions and promoters is limited to gammaproteobacteria.
Promoter-target gene evolutionary conservation