Identification, subcellular localization and functional interactions of PilMNOWQ and PilA4 involved in transformation competency and pilus biogenesis in the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27.

@article{Rumszauer2006IdentificationSL,
  title={Identification, subcellular localization and functional interactions of PilMNOWQ and PilA4 involved in transformation competency and pilus biogenesis in the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27.},
  author={Judit Rumszauer and Cornelia Schwarzenlander and Beate Averhoff},
  journal={The FEBS journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 14},
  pages={3261-72}
}
The natural transformation system of the thermophilic bacterium Thermus thermophilus HB27 comprises at least 16 distinct competence proteins encoded by seven distinct loci. In this article, we present for the first time biochemical analyses of the Thermus thermophilus competence proteins PilMNOWQ and PilA4, and demonstrate that the pilMNOWQ genes are each essential for natural transformation. We identified three different forms of PilA4, one with an apparent molecular mass of 14 kDa, which… CONTINUE READING

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