Twitch or swim: towards the understanding of prokaryotic motion based on the type IV pilus blueprint

  title={Twitch or swim: towards the understanding of prokaryotic motion based on the type IV pilus blueprint},
  author={Bertram Daum and Vicki A. M. Gold},
  journal={Biological Chemistry},
  pages={799 - 808}
Abstract Bacteria and archaea are evolutionarily distinct prokaryotes that diverged from a common ancestor billions of years ago. However, both bacteria and archaea assemble long, helical protein filaments on their surface through a machinery that is conserved at its core. In both domains of life, the filaments are required for a diverse array of important cellular processes including cell motility, adhesion, communication and biofilm formation. In this review, we highlight the recent… 

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