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| posted 25 Jul, 2018 15:10
What should we call proteins that have Blast (either phagesdb or NCBI) evidence for head-to-tail connector complex, but do not have HHPRED evidence?
Posted in: Functional AnnotationHead-tail connectors
| posted 11 Jun, 2018 16:20
Goddonia terrae phage DatBoi (cluster DL - available in PECAAN) has a putative toxin/antitoxin pair (reverse genes 131/132 start: 78,758, stop: 78,365 / start: 78,948, stop: 78,751

NCBI and HHPRED show strong evidence that these are a Death on Curing (DOC) toxin/anti-toxin pair where the toxin is a translation elongation inhibitor and the anti-toxin is a transcription factor repressor that down-regulates expression of the stable toxin. These proteins are well described in E.coli phage (phage P1).

There do not seem to be other described components of this system (but I am NOT a toxin expert). However, a third downstream NKF gene has a -4bp overlap and seems to be part of the operon.



Bacterial addiction module toxin Doc inhibits translation elongation through its association with the 30S ribosomal subunit
Posted in: Request a new function on the SEA-PHAGES official listDeath on Curing (DOC) toxin/antitoxin in Gordonia terrae cluster DL