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J Bacteriol. 2007 Apr;189(8):3290-5. Epub 2007 Feb 16.

The crystal structure of Bacillus subtilis YycI reveals a common fold for two members of an unusual class of sensor histidine kinase regulatory proteins.

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  • 1Division of Cellular Biology, Mail code MEM-116, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.


YycI and YycH are two membrane-anchored periplasmic proteins that regulate the essential Bacillus subtilis YycG histidine kinase through direct interaction. Here we present the crystal structure of YycI at a 2.9-A resolution. YycI forms a dimer, and remarkably the structure resembles that of the two C-terminal domains of YycH despite nearly undetectable sequence homology (10%) between the two proteins.

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