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Curr Biol. 2003 Jan 8;13(1):R16-8.

Bacterial division: the fellowship of the ring.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Texas Medical School, 6431 Fannin, 77030, Houston, TX, USA. William.Margolin@uth.tmc.edu

Abstract

The Z ring, composed of the tubulin homolog FtsZ, is essential for bacterial cell division. Recently a new protein, ZapA, has been discovered that localizes to the Z ring and stabilizes it, probably by promoting the bundling of FtsZ protofilaments.

PMID:
12526758
DOI:
10.1016/s0960-9822(02)01381-7
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