Transcriptional regulator MraZ (IPR003444)

Short name: MraZ

Family relationships



This entry represents the MraZ protein from bacteria. This protein often is found with other genes of the dcw (division cell wall) gene cluster, including mraW, ftsI, murE, murF, ftsW, murG, etc. In E. coli, MraZ is a DNA-binding transcription factor [PMID: 24659771]. It acts as a repressor of Pmra, which is a promoter for mraZ and mraW. It also regulates the expression of genes outside the dcw cluster. Overproduction of Escherichia coli MraZ inhibited cell division [PMID: 24659771].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0006355 regulation of transcription, DNA-templated

Molecular Function

GO:0003700 sequence-specific DNA binding transcription factor activity

Cellular Component

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Contributing signatures

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