Lipid-linked cell wall precursors regulate membrane association of bacterial actin MreB

Abstract

The bacterial actin homolog MreB, which is crucial for rod shape determination, forms filaments that rotate around the cell width on the inner surface of the cytoplasmic membrane. What determines filament association with the membranes or with other cell wall elongation proteins is not known. Using specific chemical and genetic perturbations while following… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nchembio.1689

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