Initial Characterization of the FlgE Hook High Molecular Weight Complex of Borrelia burgdorferi

Abstract

The spirochete periplasmic flagellum has many unique attributes. One unusual characteristic is the flagellar hook. This structure serves as a universal joint coupling rotation of the membrane-bound motor to the flagellar filament. The hook is comprised of about 120 FlgE monomers, and in most bacteria these structures readily dissociate to monomers (∼ 50 kDa… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098338

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