FtsZ Exhibits Rapid Movement and Oscillation Waves in Helix-like Patterns in Escherichia coli

@article{Thanedar2004FtsZER,
  title={FtsZ Exhibits Rapid Movement and Oscillation Waves in Helix-like Patterns in Escherichia coli},
  author={Swapna Thanedar and William Margolin},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={1167-1173}
}
Prokaryotes contain cytoskeletal proteins such as the tubulin-like FtsZ, which forms the Z ring at the cell center for cytokinesis, and the actin-like MreB, which forms a helix along the long axis of the cell and is required for shape maintenance. Using time-lapse analysis of Escherichia coli cells expressing FtsZ-GFP, we found that FtsZ outside of the Z ring also localized in a helix-like pattern and moved very rapidly within this pattern. The movement occurred independently of the presence of… CONTINUE READING

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