Assembly and function of the archaeal flagellum.

  title={Assembly and function of the archaeal flagellum.},
  author={Abhrajyoti Ghosh and Sonja-Verena Albers},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  volume={39 1},
Motility is a common behaviour in prokaryotes. [] Key Result Recent computational analysis in our laboratory has identified conserved highly charged loop regions within one of the core proteins of the flagellum, the membrane integral protein FlaJ, and predicted that these are involved in the interaction with the assembly ATPase FlaI. Interestingly, considerable variation was found among the loops of FlaJ from the two major subkingdoms of archaea, the Euryarchaeota and the Crenarchaeota. Understanding the…

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