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FliZ DNA-binding transcriptional repressor

Synonyms: FliZ
The transcriptional repressor FliZ controls the transcription of genes involved in the regulation of curli expression and the motility system [1, 2]. During the post-exponential growth phase, this regulator is an abundant protein in the genome, with about 21,500 molecules per cell. Transcriptome expression analysis showed a global antagonistic effect between FliZ and σS that resulted in physiological traits, including flagellum-mediated motility and curli fimbria-mediated adhesion [1, 2]. FliZ interferes with binding within σS-dependent promoters, can also discriminate vegetative promoters, and can recognize alternative σS promoter-like sequences [2]. The C-terminal domain of FliZ contains an α-helix that is similar to helix 3.0 of σS, and this structure promotes DNA binding [2]. In FliZ, this α-helix contains a positively charged amino acid (R108) that is involved in recognition of the extended -10 promoter.
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Transcription factor      
TF conformation(s):
Name Conformation Type TF-Effector Interaction Type Apo/Holo Conformation Evidence (Confirmed, Strong, Weak) References
FliZ Functional   [IMP] [1]
Connectivity class: Local Regulator
Gene name: fliZ
  Genome position: 2000473-2001024
  Length: 552 bp / 183 aa
Operon name: fliAZ-tcyJ
TU(s) encoding the TF:
Transcription unit        Promoter

Regulated gene(s) csgA, csgB, csgC, csgD, csgE, csgF, csgG, flhC, flhD, gadB, gadC, gadE, gadF, hdeA, hdeB, mdtE, mdtF, mlrA, osmY, pdeR, yhiD
Multifun term(s) of regulated gene(s) MultiFun Term (List of genes associated to the multifun term)
Transcription related (6)
activator (4)
pH (4)
fimbri, pili (3)
defense/survival (3)
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Regulated operon(s) csgBAC, csgDEFG, flhDC, gadBC, gadEF-mdtEF, hdeAB-yhiD, mlrA, osmY, pdeR
First gene in the operon(s) csgB, csgD, flhD, gadB, gadE, hdeA, mlrA, osmY, pdeR
Simple and complex regulons AcrR,CRP,FliZ,Fur,H-NS,HdfR,IHF,LrhA,MatA,OmpR,QseB,RcsAB,YjjQ
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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
  FliZ repressor csgBp Sigma38, Sigma70, Sigma38 nd nd csgB, csgA, csgC nd nd [GEA] [1]
  FliZ repressor csgDp1 Sigma38, Sigma70 nd nd csgD, csgE, csgF, csgG nd nd [BPP], [GEA] [1], [2]
  FliZ repressor csgDp2 Sigma38, Sigma38, Sigma70 nd nd csgD, csgE, csgF, csgG nd nd [BPP], [GEA] [1], [2]
  FliZ repressor flhDp Sigma70 12.0 -187.0 flhD, flhC
1978370 1978399 [BPP], [GEA] [2]
  FliZ repressor gadBp Sigma38, Sigma70, Sigma38, Sigma70 nd nd gadB, gadC nd nd [BPP], [GEA] [1], [2]
  FliZ repressor gadEp Sigma38 9.5 -12.5 gadE, gadF, mdtE, mdtF
3658325 3658383 [BPP], [CV(CHIP-SV/SM)], [GEA], [SM] [2]
  FliZ repressor hdeAp Sigma38, Sigma70, Sigma70, Sigma38 8.0 -44.0 hdeA, hdeB, yhiD
3656757 3656812 [BPP], [GEA] [2]
  FliZ repressor mlrAp Sigma70, Sigma38 -10.0 -36.0 mlrA
2214816 2214845 [BPP], [CV(CHIP-SV/SM)], [GEA], [SM] [1], [2]
  FliZ repressor osmYp Sigma70, Sigma38 nd nd osmY nd nd [BPP], [GEA] [1], [2]
  FliZ repressor pdeRp Sigma38 -37.5 -138.5 pdeR
1346857 1346905 [BPP], [CV(CHIP-SV/SM)], [GEA], [SM] [1], [2]

High-throughput Transcription factor binding sites (TFBSs)

  Functional conformation Function Object name Object type Distance to first Gene Sequence LeftPos RightPos Center Position Growth Condition Evidence (Confirmed, Strong, Weak) References
  FliZ repressor nd tu nd
nd nd nd nd [BPP], [GEA] [1], [2]

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