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Mol Genet Genomics. 2001 Oct;266(2):313-7.

BipA is required for growth of Escherichia coi K12 at low temperature.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks 58202-9037, USA.


The bipA gene encodes a ribosome-associated GTPase postulated to be involved in regulatory functions in enteropathogenic Escherichia coli. Previous studies demonstrated that BipA is tyrosine phosphorylated in EPEC strains, but not in E. coli strain K12. Results presented here indicate that BipA function is required at low temperatures in E. coli K12, suggesting a regulatory role independent of phosphorylation and of pathogenicity.

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