Recruitment of ZipA to the division site by interaction with FtsZ.

  title={Recruitment of ZipA to the division site by interaction with FtsZ.},
  author={Z Q Liu and Amit Mukherjee and Joe Lutkenhaus},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  volume={31 6},
ZipA is an essential cell division protein in Escherichia coli that is recruited to the division site early in the division cycle. As it is anchored to the membrane and interacts with FtsZ, it is a candidate for tethering FtsZ filaments to the membrane during the formation of the Z ring. In this study, we have investigated the requirements for ZipA localization to the division site. ZipA requires FtsZ, but not FtsA or FtsI, to be localized, indicating that it is recruited by FtsZ. Consistent… CONTINUE READING
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