Nucleotide sequence of the gene for the ferrienterochelin receptor FepA in Escherichia coli. Homology among outer membrane receptors that interact with TonB.

@article{Lundrigan1986NucleotideSO,
  title={Nucleotide sequence of the gene for the ferrienterochelin receptor FepA in Escherichia coli. Homology among outer membrane receptors that interact with TonB.},
  author={Michael D. Lundrigan and Robert J. Kadner},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1986},
  volume={261 23},
  pages={10797-801}
}
We have determined the nucleotide sequence of the Escherichia coli fepA gene, which codes for the outer membrane receptor for ferrienterochelin and colicins B and D. The predicted FepA polypeptide has a molecular weight of 79,908 and consists of 723 amino acids. A 22-amino acid leader or signal peptide preceded the mature protein. With respect to overall composition, hydropathy, net charge and distribution of nonpolar segments, the FepA polypeptide was typical of other E. coli outer membrane… CONTINUE READING