The HtrA/DegP family protease MamE is a bifunctional protein with roles in magnetosome protein localization and magnetite biomineralization.

@article{Quinlan2011TheHF,
  title={The HtrA/DegP family protease MamE is a bifunctional protein with roles in magnetosome protein localization and magnetite biomineralization.},
  author={Anna Quinlan and Doroth{\'e}e Murat and Hojatollah Vali and Arash Komeili},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 4},
  pages={1075-87}
}
Magnetotactic bacteria contain nanometre-sized, membrane-bound organelles, called magnetosomes, which are tasked with the biomineralization of small crystals of the iron oxide magnetite allowing the organism to use geomagnetic field lines for navigation. A key player in this process is the HtrA/DegP family protease MamE. In its absence, Magnetospirillum magneticum str AMB-1 is able to form magnetosome membranes but not magnetite crystals, a defect previously linked to the mislocalization of… CONTINUE READING

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