Division accuracy in a stochastic model of Min oscillations in Escherichia coli.

@article{Kerr2006DivisionAI,
  title={Division accuracy in a stochastic model of Min oscillations in Escherichia coli.},
  author={Rex A. Kerr and Herbert Levine and Terrence J. Sejnowski and Wouter-Jan Rappel},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={347-52}
}
Accurate cell division in Escherichia coli requires the Min proteins MinC, MinD, and MinE as well as the presence of nucleoids. MinD and MinE exhibit spatial oscillations, moving from pole to pole of the bacterium, resulting in an average MinD concentration that is low at the center of the cell and high at the poles. This concentration minimum is thought to signal the site of cell division. Deterministic models of the Min oscillations reproduce many observed features of the system, including… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
42 Citations
1 References
Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 42 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.

Computational Neurobiology: Realistic Modeling for Experimentalists, ed

  • J. R. Stiles, T. M. Bartol
  • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…