Jurgen Stader

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The motA and motB gene products of Escherichia coli are integral membrane proteins necessary for flagellar rotation. We determined the DNA sequence of the region containing the motA gene and its promoter. Within this sequence, there is an open reading frame of 885 nucleotides, which with high probability (98% confidence level) meets criteria for a coding(More)
The motB gene product of Escherichia coli is an integral membrane protein required for rotation of the flagellar motor. We have determined the nucleotide sequence of the motB region and find that it contains an open reading frame of 924 nucleotides which we ascribe to the motB gene. The predicted amino acid sequence of the gene product is 308 residues long(More)
Reversion analysis has been employed to isolate suppressors that restore export of a unique LamB signal sequence mutant. The mutation results in a substitution of Arg for Met at position 19, which prevents LamB export to the outer membrane and leads to a Dex- phenotype. Unlike other LamB signal sequence mutants utilized for reversion analysis, LamB19R(More)
The production of functional porins involves multiple steps including: export of precursor polypeptides from the cytoplasm, assembly of monomers into trimers, and stabilization of trimers by association with lipopolysaccharide. In this report, a late export/assembly intermediate of the maltoporin (LamB) is found in the inner membrane of Escherichia coli(More)
The hydrophobic core of the Escherichia coli LamB signal sequence contains two structurally distinct regions. One region forms a helix in nonpolar environments, and the other is less structured. These regions seem to be of special importance for export, as judged by the magnitude of the defect caused by their mutational inactivation. To gain insight into(More)
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