Sandra Deitermann

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The twin-arginine translocation (Tat) machinery of the Escherichia coli inner membrane is dedicated to the export of proteins harboring a conserved SRRxFLK motif in their signal sequence. TatA, TatB, and TatC are the functionally essential constituents of the Tat machinery, but their precise function is unknown. Using site-specific crosslinking, we have(More)
Co-translational membrane targeting of proteins by the bacterial signal-recognition particle (SRP) requires the specific interaction of the SRP-ribosome nascent chain complex with FtsY, the bacterial SRP receptor (SR). FtsY is homologous to the SRalpha-subunit of the eukaryotic SR, which is tethered to the endoplasmic-reticulum membrane by its interaction(More)
In Escherichia coli, three different types of proteins engage the SecY translocon of the inner bacterial membrane for translocation or insertion: 1) polytopic membrane proteins that prior to their insertion into the membrane are targeted to the translocon using the bacterial signal recognition particle (SRP) and its receptor; 2) secretory proteins that are(More)
The assembly of bacterial membrane proteins with large periplasmic loops is an intrinsically complex process because the SecY translocon has to coordinate the signal recognition particle-dependent targeting and integration of transmembrane domains with the SecA-dependent translocation of the periplasmic loop. The current model suggests that the ATP(More)
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