UniProt functional annotation for P0A7G6

UniProt code: P0A7G6.

Organism: Escherichia coli (strain K12).
Taxonomy: Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacteriales; Enterobacteriaceae; Escherichia.
Function: Required for homologous recombination and the bypass of mutagenic DNA lesions by the SOS response. Catalyzes ATP-driven homologous pairing and strand exchange of DNA molecules necessary for DNA recombinational repair. Catalyzes the hydrolysis of ATP in the presence of single-stranded DNA, the ATP-dependent uptake of single-stranded DNA by duplex DNA, and the ATP-dependent hybridization of homologous single-stranded DNAs.
Subunit: Polymerizes non-specifically on ssDNA to form filaments; filament formation requires ATP or ATP-gamma-S. Interacts with and activates LexA leading to autocatalytic cleavage of LexA, which derepresses the SOS regulon and activates DNA repair. Interacts with the C-terminus of RecB, facilitating loading of RecA onto ssDNA at chi sites. Interaction is decreased by ATP.
Subcellular location: Cytoplasm.
Induction: In response to low temperature. Sensitive to temperature through changes in the linking number of the DNA.
Similarity: Belongs to the RecA family.

Annotations taken from UniProtKB at the EBI.