SubtiBank SubtiBank

Categories containing this gene/protein

acquisition of iron

This gene is a member of the following regulons


  • Coordinates on the chromosome (coding sequence): 1,083,229 -> 1,083,729
  • The protein

    Catalyzed reaction/ biological activity

  • binds hemin in vitro with ~1:1 stoichiometry and degrade hemin in the presence of an electron donor PubMed
  • Protein family

    Paralogous protein(s)

    Kinetic information




    Effectors of protein activity


  • 3TVZ PubMed
  • Localization


    Additional information

    Expression and Regulation


  • hmoB PubMed
  • Sigma factor


  • constitutively expressed PubMed
  • Regulatory mechanism

    Additional information

    Biological materials


  • MGNA-B503 (yhgC::erm), available at the NBRP B. subtilis, Japan
  • Expression vector

    lacZ fusion

    GFP fusion

    two-hybrid system

    FLAG-tag construct


    Labs working on this gene/protein


    Park S, Kim D, Jang I, Oh HB, Choe J

    Structural and biochemical study of Bacillus subtilis HmoB in complex with heme

    Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014 Mar 28;446(1):286-91. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.02.092. PubMed PMID: 24582752.
    Park S, Choi S, Choe J

    Bacillus subtilis HmoB is a heme oxygenase with a novel structure

    BMB Rep. 2012 Apr;45(4):239-41. PubMed PMID: 22531134.
    Gaballa A, Helmann JD

    Bacillus subtilis Fur represses one of two paralogous haem-degrading monooxygenases

    Microbiology. 2011 Nov;157(Pt 11):3221-31. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.053579-0. PubMed PMID: 21873409; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3352277.
    Popham DL, Setlow P

    Cloning, nucleotide sequence, and regulation of the Bacillus subtilis pbpF gene, which codes for a putative class A high-molecular-weight penicillin-binding protein

    J Bacteriol. 1993 Aug;175(15):4870-6. PubMed PMID: 8335642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC204940.
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