Mary-Jane Tsang

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The cytokinetic apparatus of bacteria is initially formed by the polymerization of the tubulin-like FtsZ protein into a ring structure at midcell. This so-called Z-ring facilitates the recruitment of many additional proteins to the division site to form the mature divisome machine. Although the assembly pathway leading to divisome formation has been well(More)
Cell division in bacteria requires the construction of two new polar caps for the daughter cells. To constrict the cell membrane and build these new surface layers, bacteria employ a multiprotein machine called the divisome. Over the years, most of the essential division proteins have been identified and localized to the ring-like divisome apparatus. The(More)
Cytokinesis in gram-negative bacteria requires the constriction of all three cell envelope layers: the inner membrane (IM), the peptidoglycan (PG) cell wall and the outer membrane (OM). In order to avoid potentially lethal breaches in cell integrity, this dramatic reshaping of the cell surface requires tight coordination of the different envelope remodeling(More)
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