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Mol Microbiol. 2017 Jul;105(2):177-187. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13696. Epub 2017 May 25.

Assembly and activation of the Escherichia coli divisome.

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Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, 66160, USA.

Abstract

Cell division in Escherichia coli is mediated by a large protein complex called the divisome. Most of the divisome proteins have been identified, but how they assemble onto the Z ring scaffold to form the divisome and work together to synthesize the septum is not well understood. In this review, we summarize the latest findings on divisome assembly and activation as well as provide our perspective on how these two processes might be regulated.

PMID:
28419603
PMCID:
PMC5517055
DOI:
10.1111/mmi.13696
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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