Nucleotide and negatively charged lipid-dependent vesicle aggregation caused by SecA. Evidence that SecA contains two lipid-binding sites.

SecA which is an overall acidic protein was found to induce an increase in the turbidity of a solution of vesicles consisting of negatively charged phospholipids. This increase was found to be due to an aggregation of the vesicles mediated by SecA. The SecA-mediated vesicle aggregation was not found for zwitterionic 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine… (More)