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A division inhibitor and a topological specificity factor coded for by the minicell locus determine proper placement of the division septum in E. coli
The E. coli minicell locus (minB) was shown to code for three gene products (MinC, MinD, and MinE) whose coordinate action is required for proper placement of the division spetum. Studies of theExpand
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Division site selection in Escherichia coli involves dynamic redistribution of Min proteins within coiled structures that extend between the two cell poles
The MinCDE proteins of Escherichia coli are required for proper placement of the division septum at midcell. The site selection process requires the rapid oscillatory redistribution of the proteinsExpand
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The Bacterial Cytoskeleton
  • Y. Shih, L. Rothfield
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
  • 1 September 2006
SUMMARY In recent years it has been shown that bacteria contain a number of cytoskeletal structures. The bacterial cytoplasmic elements include homologs of the three major types of eukaryoticExpand
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Spatial control of bacterial division-site placement
The site of cell division in bacterial cells is placed with high fidelity at a designated position, usually the midpoint of the cell. In normal cell division in Escherichia coli this is accomplishedExpand
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The essential bacterial cell-division protein FtsZ is a GTPase
CYTOKINESIS defines the last stage in the division cycle, in which cell constriction leads to the formation of daughter cells. The biochemical mechanisms responsible for this process are poorlyExpand
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Membrane localization of MinD is mediated by a C-terminal motif that is conserved across eubacteria, archaea, and chloroplasts
MinD is a widely conserved ATPase that has been demonstrated to play a pivotal role in selection of the division site in eubacteria and chloroplasts. It is a member of the large ParA superfamily ofExpand
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Structural basis for the topological specificity function of MinE
Correct positioning of the division septum in Escherichia coli depends on the coordinated action of the MinC, MinD and MinE proteins. Topological specificity is conferred on the MinCD divisionExpand
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Mapping the MinE site involved in interaction with the MinD division site selection protein of Escherichia coli.
Interactions between the MinD and MinE proteins are required for proper placement of the Escherichia coli division septum. The site within MinE that is required for interaction with MinD was mappedExpand
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Proper placement of the Escherichia coli division site requires two functions that are associated with different domains of the MinE protein.
The proper placement of the Escherichia coli division septum requires the MinE protein. MinE accomplishes this by imparting topological specificity to a division inhibitor coded by the minC and minDExpand
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The MinE ring required for proper placement of the division site is a mobile structure that changes its cellular location during the Escherichia coli division cycle.
Placement of the division site at midcell in Escherichia coli requires the MinE protein. MinE acts by imparting topological specificity to the MinCD division inhibitor, preventing the inhibitor fromExpand
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