YidC, a newly defined evolutionarily conserved protein, mediates membrane protein assembly in bacteria.

@article{Chen2002YidCAN,
  title={YidC, a newly defined evolutionarily conserved protein, mediates membrane protein assembly in bacteria.},
  author={Minyong Chen and Kun Xie and Fenglei Jiang and Liang Yi and Ross E. Dalbey},
  journal={Biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={383 10},
  pages={1565-72}
}
Membranes contain proteins that catalyze a variety of reactions, which lead to the selective permeability of the membrane. For membrane proteins to function as receptors, transporters, channels, and ATPases, they must be targeted to their correct membrane and inserted into the lipid bilayer. Recently, a new membrane component called YidC was discovered that mediates the insertion of proteins into membranes in bacteria. YidC homologs also exist in mitochondria and chloroplasts. Depletion of YidC… CONTINUE READING