The BAM complex subunit BamE (SmpA) is required for membrane integrity, stalk growth and normal levels of outer membrane {beta}-barrel proteins in Caulobacter crescentus.

@article{Ryan2010TheBC,
  title={The BAM complex subunit BamE (SmpA) is required for membrane integrity, stalk growth and normal levels of outer membrane \{beta\}-barrel proteins in Caulobacter crescentus.},
  author={Kathleen R. Ryan and James A. Taylor and Lisa M. Bowers},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={156 Pt 3},
  pages={742-56}
}
The outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria is an essential compartment containing a specific complement of lipids and proteins that constitute a protective, selective permeability barrier. Outer membrane beta-barrel proteins are assembled into the membrane by the essential hetero-oligomeric BAM complex, which contains the lipoprotein BamE. We have identified a homologue of BamE, encoded by CC1365, which is located in the outer membrane of the stalked alpha-proteobacterium Caulobacter… CONTINUE READING