Annette Latus

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It is still an open question how an intracellular cytoskeleton directs the synthesis of the peptidoglycan exoskeleton. In contrast to MreB of rod-shaped bacteria, which is essential for lateral cell wall synthesis, MreB of Streptomyces coelicolor has a role in sporulation. To study the function of the S. coelicolor mre gene cluster consisting of mreB, mreC,(More)
Streptomyces coelicolor contains two gene clusters putatively involved in wall teichoic acid biosynthesis. Inactivation of the tagF homologue SCO2997 or SCO2584, a component of the Streptomyces spore wall synthesizing complex, affected sporulation. The mutant phenotypes resembled those of mre mutants, suggesting a function of wall teichoic acids in the(More)
Most bacteria with a rod-shaped morphology contain an actin-like cytoskeleton consisting of MreB polymers, which form helical spirals underneath the cytoplasmic membrane to direct peptidoglycan synthesis for the elongation of the cell wall. In contrast, MreB of Streptomyces coelicolor is not required for vegetative growth but has a role in sporulation.(More)
Conjugation is a driving force in the evolution and shaping of bacterial genomes. In antibiotic producing streptomycetes even small plasmids replicating via the rolling-circle mechanism are conjugative. Although they encode only genes involved in replication and transfer, the molecular function of most plasmid encoded proteins is unknown. In this work we(More)
We follow the reactivity of a guanosine radical created by a radiolytic electron pulse both by spectroscopic and electrochemical methods. This original approach allows us to demonstrate that there is a competition between oxidation and reduction of these intermediates, an important result to further analyse the degradation or repair pathways of DNA bases.
a Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 8235, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques, F-75005 Paris, France. e-mail: b Sorbonne Universités, CNRS, UMR 8235, Laboratoire Interfaces et Systèmes Electrochimiques, F-75005 Paris, France. c Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, CNRS UMR 8000, Université Paris-Sud, Bat(More)
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