Archaeal Flagella, Bacterial Flagella and Type IV Pili: A Comparison of Genes and Posttranslational Modifications

  title={Archaeal Flagella, Bacterial Flagella and Type IV Pili: A Comparison of Genes and Posttranslational Modifications},
  author={Sandy Y M Ng and Bonnie Chaban and K. Jarrell},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  pages={167 - 191}
  • Sandy Y M Ng, Bonnie Chaban, K. Jarrell
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • The archaeal flagellum is a unique motility organelle. While superficially similar to the bacterial flagellum, several similarities have been reported between the archaeal flagellum and the bacterial type IV pilus system. These include the multiflagellin nature of the flagellar filament, N-terminal sequence similarities between archaeal flagellins and bacterial type IV pilins, as well as the presence of homologous proteins in the two systems. Recent advances in archaeal flagella research add to… CONTINUE READING
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