The essential bacterial cell-division protein FtsZ is a GTPase

  title={The essential bacterial cell-division protein FtsZ is a GTPase},
  author={Piet A. J. de Boer and R. E. Crossley and Lawrence I. Rothfield},
CYTOKINESIS defines the last stage in the division cycle, in which cell constriction leads to the formation of daughter cells. The biochemical mechanisms responsible for this process are poorly understood. In bacteria, the ftsZ gene product, FtsZ, is required for cell division1–3,17, playing a prominent role in cytokinesis. The cellular concentration of FtsZ regulates the frequency of division4 and genetic studies have indicated that it is the target of several endogenous division inhibitors5… CONTINUE READING

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