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Structural Insight into the Rotational Switching Mechanism of the Bacterial Flagellar Motor
The bacterial flagellar motor can rotate either clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW). Three flagellar proteins, FliG, FliM, and FliN, are required for rapid switching between the CW and CCWExpand
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Common and distinct structural features of Salmonella injectisome and flagellar basal body
Bacterial pathogens use an injectisome to deliver virulence proteins into eukaryotic host cells. The bacterial flagellum and injectisome export their component proteins for self-assembly. These twoExpand
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An energy transduction mechanism used in bacterial flagellar type III protein export
Flagellar proteins of bacteria are exported by a specific export apparatus. FliI ATPase forms a complex with FliH and FliJ and escorts export substrates from the cytoplasm to the export gate complex,Expand
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Distinct roles of highly conserved charged residues at the MotA-FliG interface in bacterial flagellar motor rotation.
Electrostatic interactions between the stator protein MotA and the rotor protein FliG are important for bacterial flagellar motor rotation. Arg90 and Glu98 of MotA are required not only for torqueExpand
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Tibiofemoral joint contact area and pressure after single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the tibiofemoral contact area and pressure after single-bundle (SB) and double-bundle (DB) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction by use of 2Expand
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Charged residues in the cytoplasmic loop of MotA are required for stator assembly into the bacterial flagellar motor
MotA and MotB form a transmembrane proton channel that acts as the stator of the bacterial flagellar motor to couple proton flow with torque generation. The C‐terminal periplasmic domain of MotBExpand
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Roles of the extreme N‐terminal region of FliH for efficient localization of the FliH–FliI complex to the bacterial flagellar type III export apparatus
Most bacterial flagellar proteins are exported by the flagellar type III protein export apparatus for their self‐assembly. FliI ATPase forms a complex with its regulator FliH and facilitates initialExpand
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The bacterial flagellar protein export apparatus processively transports flagellar proteins even with extremely infrequent ATP hydrolysis
For self-assembly of the bacterial flagellum, a specific protein export apparatus utilizes ATP and proton motive force (PMF) as the energy source to transport component proteins to the distal growingExpand
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Analysis of Dissimilatory Sulfite Reductase and 16S rRNA Gene Fragments from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Sites of the Suiyo Seamount, Izu-Bonin Arc, Western Pacific
ABSTRACT This study describes the occurrence of unique dissimilatory sulfite reductase (DSR) genes at a depth of 1,380 m from the deep-sea hydrothermal vent field at the Suiyo Seamount, Izu-BoninExpand
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Load‐sensitive coupling of proton translocation and torque generation in the bacterial flagellar motor
The Salmonella flagellar motor consists of a rotor and about a dozen stator elements. Each stator element, consisting of MotA and MotB, acts as a proton channel to couple proton flow with torqueExpand
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