Three adjacent binding sites for cAMP receptor protein are involved in the activation of the divergent malEp-malKp promoters.

The divergent malEFG and malK-lamB-malM operons in Escherichia coli are controlled by partially overlapping promoters, whose activity depends on the presence of two transcriptional activators, MalT and the cAMP receptor protein (CRP). The 271-base-pair region separating the transcription start points of the promoters malEp and malKp comprises a compact… CONTINUE READING