Proteolysis of SpolVB is a critical determinant in signalling of Pro-sigmaK processing in Bacillus subtilis.


SpoIVB is essential for intercompartmental signalling in the sigma(K)-checkpoint of Bacillus subtilis. SpoIVB is synthesized in the spore chamber and is the signal which activates proteolytic processing of pro-sigma(K) to its mature and active form sigma(K). We show here that SpoIVB is a serine peptidase of the SA clan. Expression of SpoIVB in Escherichia… (More)


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