Structural analysis of the peptide pheromone receptor PlnB, a histidine protein kinase from Lactobacillus plantarum.

Abstract

Intercellular communication plays a key role in the regulation of several physiological processes in gram-positive bacteria. Cell-cell communication is often mediated by secreted inducer peptide pheromones (IPs), which upon reaching a threshold concentration in the environment specifically activate a cognate membrane-localized histidine protein kinase (HPK… (More)

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