Membrane association and role in DNA uptake of the Bacillus subtilis PriA analogue ComF1.


The late competence protein ComF1 is required for genetic transformation in Bacillus subtilis. Because of the sequence similarities of ComF1 to known ATP-dependent DNA helicases and translocases, we have hypothesized that this protein either unwinds bound double-stranded DNA or helps in the translocation of the transforming single-stranded DNA across the… (More)