ftsE(Ts) affects translocation of K+-pump proteins into the cytoplasmic membrane of Escherichia coli.

@article{Ukai1998ftsETsAT,
  title={ftsE(Ts) affects translocation of K+-pump proteins into the cytoplasmic membrane of Escherichia coli.},
  author={Hideki Ukai and Hitomi Matsuzawa and Koreaki Ito and Mitsunori Yamada and Akiko Nishimura},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1998},
  volume={180 14},
  pages={3663-70}
}
The ftsE(Ts) mutation of Escherichia coli causes defects in cell division and cell growth. We expressed alkaline phosphatase (PhoA) fusion proteins of KdpA, Kup, and TrkH, all of which proved functional in vivo as K+ ion pumps, in the mutant cells. During growth at 41 degrees C, these proteins were progressively lost from the membrane fraction. The reduction in the abundance of these proteins inversely correlated with cell growth, but the preformed proteins in the membrane were stable at 41… CONTINUE READING