Table 3

Selected genes associated with cell wall synthesis in V. parahaemolyticus

LocusGeneProduct
VP0454Penicillin-binding protein 3
VP0535lspALipoprotein signal peptidase
VP0457mraYPhospho-N-acetylmuramoyl-pentapeptide transferase
VP0548tagEPutative ToxR-activated protein TagE, subfamily M23B unassigned peptidases (Vibrio harveyi)
VP0564mepANon-penicillin-sensitive murein endopeptidase, d-alanyl-d-alanine endopeptidase; functions in hydrolyzing cell wall peptidoglycan
VP0722rodAPenicillin-binding protein 2
VP1385Hypothetical protein, cell wall endopeptidase, subfamily M23B
VP1485nlpCLipoprotein NlpC, Spr peptidase (Vibrio parahaemolyticus), outer membrane protein
VP2369mltAMurein transglycosylase A, catalyzes the cleavage of the β-1,4-glycosidic bond between N-acetylmuramic acid and N-acetylglucosamine residues
VP2463ftsHCell division protein FtsH, family M41 unassigned peptidases (Vibrio parahaemolyticus)
VP2468dacBd-Alanyl-d-alanine carboxypeptidase/endopeptidase, LMW PBP; removes terminal d-alanine from pentapeptide side chains
VP2471Hypothetical protein, subfamily M23B nonpeptidase homologs (Vibrio sp. strain EJY3)
VP2497mrcBPenicillin-binding protein 1B
VP2658murAUDP-N-acetylglucosamine 1-carboxyvinyltransferase; adds enolpyruvyl to UDP-N-acetylglucosamine as a component of cell wall formation
VP2751Penicillin-binding protein 1A
VPA0517Hypothetical protein, zoocin A (Vibrio sp.), a PBPa
VPA1649tagEPutative TagE protein, subfamily M23B unassigned peptidases (Vibrio alginolyticus); outer membrane protein related to metalloendopeptidases, cell envelope biogenesis
  • a See reference 48.