Evidence that focal adhesion complexes power bacterial gliding motility.

@article{Mignot2007EvidenceTF,
  title={Evidence that focal adhesion complexes power bacterial gliding motility.},
  author={T{\^a}m Mignot and Joshua W. Shaevitz and Patricia L. Hartzell and David R. Zusman},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={315 5813},
  pages={853-6}
}
The bacterium Myxococcus xanthus has two motility systems: S motility, which is powered by type IV pilus retraction, and A motility, which is powered by unknown mechanism(s). We found that A motility involved transient adhesion complexes that remained at fixed positions relative to the substratum as cells moved forward. Complexes assembled at leading cell poles and dispersed at the rear of the cells. When cells reversed direction, the A-motility clusters relocalized to the new leading poles… CONTINUE READING

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