Novel sensory adaptation mechanism in bacterial chemotaxis to oxygen and phosphotransferase substrates.

@article{Niwano1982NovelSA,
  title={Novel sensory adaptation mechanism in bacterial chemotaxis to oxygen and phosphotransferase substrates.},
  author={Mototaka Niwano and Barry L. Taylor},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1982},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={11-5}
}
The involvement of methylation in the chemosensory response of bacteria to many attractants has been clearly established by studies in several laboratories. It has been assumed that adaptation of Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli to all attractants involves methylation of a transmembrane methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein. The methyl donor in this reaction is S-adenosyl-L-methionine, and the protein methyltransferase is the product of the cheR gene. In contrast, adaptation to oxygen… CONTINUE READING

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