The signal recognition particle receptor of Escherichia coli (FtsY) has a nucleotide exchange factor built into the GTPase domain.

Targeting of many secretory and membrane proteins to the inner membrane in Escherichia coli is achieved by the signal recognition particle (SRP) and its receptor (FtsY). In E. coli SRP consists of only one polypeptide (Ffh), and a 4.5S RNA. Ffh and FtsY each contain a conserved GTPase domain (G domain) with an alpha-helical domain on its N terminus (N… CONTINUE READING