Sensor DegS (IPR008595)

Short name: DegS

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Domain relationships



This is a group of Bacillus DegS proteins. The DegS-DegU two-component regulatory system of Bacillus subtilis controls various processes that characterise the transition from the exponential to the stationary growth phase, including the induction of extracellular degradative enzymes, expression of late competence genes and down-regulation of the sigma D regulon [PMID: 12471443]. The entry also contains one sequence Q8R9D3 from Thermoanaerobacter tengcongensis which is described as a sensory transduction histidine kinase.

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0007165 signal transduction

Molecular Function

GO:0016301 kinase activity

Cellular Component

No terms assigned in this category.

Contributing signatures

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