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J Bacteriol. 2004 Nov;186(22):7811-4.

Mutation of a single lytic transglycosylase causes aberrant septation and inhibits cell separation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

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Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Abstract

The function of lytic peptidoglycan transglycosylases is poorly understood. Single lytic transglycosylase mutants of Escherichia coli have no growth phenotype. By contrast, mutation of Neisseria gonorrhoeae ltgC inhibited cell separation without affecting peptidoglycan monomer production. Thus, LtgC has a dedicated function in gonococcal cell division.

PMID:
15516597
PMCID:
PMC524912
DOI:
10.1128/JB.186.22.7811-7814.2004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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