Polar localization of the MinD protein of Bacillus subtilis and its role in selection of the mid-cell division site.

@article{Marston1998PolarLO,
  title={Polar localization of the MinD protein of Bacillus subtilis and its role in selection of the mid-cell division site.},
  author={Adele L Marston and Helena B Thomaides and David H Edwards and Melanie Sharpe and Jeff Errington},
  journal={Genes & development},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 21},
  pages={3419-30}
}
Cell division in rod-shaped bacteria is initiated by formation of a ring of the tubulin-like protein FtsZ at mid-cell. Division site selection is controlled by a conserved division inhibitor MinCD, which prevents aberrant division at the cell poles. The Bacillus subtilis DivIVA protein controls the topological specificity of MinCD action. Here we show that DivIVA is targeted to division sites late in their assembly, after some MinCD-sensitive step requiring FtsZ and other division proteins has… CONTINUE READING
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