Characterization of LytH, a differentiation-associated peptidoglycan hydrolase of Bacillus subtilis involved in endospore cortex maturation.

@article{Horsburgh2003CharacterizationOL,
  title={Characterization of LytH, a differentiation-associated peptidoglycan hydrolase of Bacillus subtilis involved in endospore cortex maturation.},
  author={Gavin J. Horsburgh and Abdelmadjid Atrih and Simon J Foster},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2003},
  volume={185 13},
  pages={3813-20}
}
The cortex peptidoglycan from endospores of Bacillus subtilis is responsible for the maintenance of dormancy. LytH (YunA) has been identified as a novel sporulation-specific component with a role in cortex structure determination. The lytH gene was expressed only during sporulation, under the control of the mother cell-specific sigma factor sigma(K). Spores of a lytH mutant have slightly reduced heat resistance and altered staining when viewed by electron microscopy. Analysis of the… CONTINUE READING

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