Intermediate filament-like proteins in bacteria and a cytoskeletal function in Streptomyces

@article{Bagchi2008IntermediateFP,
  title={Intermediate filament-like proteins in bacteria and a cytoskeletal function in Streptomyces},
  author={Sonchita Bagchi and Henrik Tomenius and Lyubov M Belova and Nora Ausmees},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={70},
  pages={1037 - 1050}
}
Actin and tubulin cytoskeletons are conserved and widespread in bacteria. A strikingly intermediate filament (IF)-like cytoskeleton, composed of crescentin, is also present in Caulobacter crescentus and determines its specific cell shape. However, the broader significance of this finding remained obscure, because crescentin appeared to be unique to Caulobacter. Here we demonstrate that IF-like function is probably a more widespread phenomenon in bacteria. First, we show that 21 genomes of 26… CONTINUE READING
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