Bacterial actin MreB assembles in complex with cell shape protein RodZ.

@article{Ent2010BacterialAM,
  title={Bacterial actin MreB assembles in complex with cell shape protein RodZ.},
  author={Fusinita M I van den Ent and Christopher Mark Johnson and Logan Persons and Piet A. J. de Boer and Jan L{\"o}we},
  journal={The EMBO journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1081-90}
}
Bacterial actin homologue MreB is required for cell shape maintenance in most non-spherical bacteria, where it assembles into helical structures just underneath the cytoplasmic membrane. Proper assembly of the actin cytoskeleton requires RodZ, a conserved, bitopic membrane protein that colocalises to MreB and is essential for cell shape determination. Here, we present the first crystal structure of bacterial actin engaged with a natural partner and provide a clear functional significance of the… CONTINUE READING
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