Bacillus subtilis hydrolyzes CheY-P at the location of its action, the flagellar switch.

@article{Szurmant2003BacillusSH,
  title={Bacillus subtilis hydrolyzes CheY-P at the location of its action, the flagellar switch.},
  author={Hendrik Szurmant and Michael W Bunn and Vincent J. Cannistraro and George W. Ordal},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={278 49},
  pages={48611-6}
}
In this report we show that in Bacillus subtilis the flagellar switch, which controls direction of flagellar rotation based on levels of the chemotaxis primary response regulator, CheY-P, also causes hydrolysis of CheY-P to form CheY and Pi. This task is performed in Escherichia coli by CheZ, which interestingly enough is primarily located at the receptors, not at the switch. In particular we have identified the phosphatase as FliY, which resembles E. coli switch protein FliN only in its C… CONTINUE READING