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Nature. 1989 Dec 7;342(6250):648-54.

Structure of the core and central channel of bacterial flagella.

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ERATO, Molecular Dynamic Assembly Project, Tsukuba, Japan.

Abstract

X-ray fibre diffraction analysis of bacterial flagellar filaments has allowed the subunit packing and secondary structure arrangement in the filament core to be determined. The central hole, presumably a channel for flagellin transport, is large enough to accommodate the folded elongated flagellin molecules during their transport to the distal end for filament growth.

PMID:
2687696
DOI:
10.1038/342648a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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