Localization and interactions of teichoic acid synthetic enzymes in Bacillus subtilis.

  title={Localization and interactions of teichoic acid synthetic enzymes in Bacillus subtilis.},
  author={Alex Formstone and Rut Carballido-L{\'o}pez and Philippe Noirot and Jeff Errington and Dirk-Jan Scheffers},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={190 5},
The thick wall of gram-positive bacteria is a polymer meshwork composed predominantly of peptidoglycan (PG) and teichoic acids, both of which have a critical function in maintenance of the structural integrity and the shape of the cell. In Bacillus subtilis 168 the major teichoic acid is covalently coupled to PG and is known as wall teichoic acid (WTA). Recently, PG insertion/degradation over the lateral wall has been shown to occur in a helical pattern. However, the spatial organization of WTA… CONTINUE READING


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