Bacterial cytokinesis: From Z ring to divisome.

@article{Lutkenhaus2012BacterialCF,
  title={Bacterial cytokinesis: From Z ring to divisome.},
  author={Joe Lutkenhaus and Sebastien Pichoff and Shishen Du},
  journal={Cytoskeleton},
  year={2012},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={778-90}
}
Ancestral homologues of the major eukaryotic cytoskeletal families, tubulin and actin, play critical roles in cytokinesis of bacterial cells. FtsZ is the ancestral homologue of tubulin and assembles into the Z ring that determines the division plane. FtsA, a member of the actin family, is involved in coordinating cell wall synthesis during cytokinesis. FtsA assists in the formation of the Z ring and also has a critical role in recruiting downstream division proteins to the Z ring to generate… CONTINUE READING

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