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In Escherichia coli, MreB and FtsZ direct the synthesis of lateral cell wall via independent pathways that require PBP 2.

Varma A, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Jun;191(11):3526-33. doi: 10.1128/JB.01812-08. Epub 2009 Apr 3.


FtsZ directs a second mode of peptidoglycan synthesis in Escherichia coli.

Varma A, de Pedro MA, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Aug;189(15):5692-704. Epub 2007 May 18.


Direct interaction of FtsZ and MreB is required for septum synthesis and cell division in Escherichia coli.

Fenton AK, Gerdes K.

EMBO J. 2013 Jul 3;32(13):1953-65. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2013.129. Epub 2013 Jun 11.


ZipA is required for FtsZ-dependent preseptal peptidoglycan synthesis prior to invagination during cell division.

Potluri LP, Kannan S, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2012 Oct;194(19):5334-42. doi: 10.1128/JB.00859-12. Epub 2012 Jul 27.


The Rcs stress response and accessory envelope proteins are required for de novo generation of cell shape in Escherichia coli.

Ranjit DK, Young KD.

J Bacteriol. 2013 Jun;195(11):2452-62. doi: 10.1128/JB.00160-13. Epub 2013 Mar 29.


The cell shape proteins MreB and MreC control cell morphogenesis by positioning cell wall synthetic complexes.

Divakaruni AV, Baida C, White CL, Gober JW.

Mol Microbiol. 2007 Oct;66(1):174-88.


Functional analysis of the cytoskeleton protein MreB from Chlamydophila pneumoniae.

Gaballah A, Kloeckner A, Otten C, Sahl HG, Henrichfreise B.

PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25129. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025129. Epub 2011 Oct 5.


Growth of Escherichia coli: significance of peptidoglycan degradation during elongation and septation.

Uehara T, Park JT.

J Bacteriol. 2008 Jun;190(11):3914-22. doi: 10.1128/JB.00207-08. Epub 2008 Apr 4.


YeeU enhances the bundling of cytoskeletal polymers of MreB and FtsZ, antagonizing the CbtA (YeeV) toxicity in Escherichia coli.

Masuda H, Tan Q, Awano N, Wu KP, Inouye M.

Mol Microbiol. 2012 Jun;84(5):979-89. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2012.08068.x. Epub 2012 May 17.


RodZ links MreB to cell wall synthesis to mediate MreB rotation and robust morphogenesis.

Morgenstein RM, Bratton BP, Nguyen JP, Ouzounov N, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Oct 6;112(40):12510-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1509610112. Epub 2015 Sep 22.


The bacterial actin MreB rotates, and rotation depends on cell-wall assembly.

van Teeffelen S, Wang S, Furchtgott L, Huang KC, Wingreen NS, Shaevitz JW, Gitai Z.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 20;108(38):15822-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1108999108. Epub 2011 Sep 8.


Exclusion of assembled MreB by anionic phospholipids at cell poles confers cell polarity for bidirectional growth.

Kawazura T, Matsumoto K, Kojima K, Kato F, Kanai T, Niki H, Shiomi D.

Mol Microbiol. 2017 May;104(3):472-486. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13639. Epub 2017 Feb 24.


Chlamydia co-opts the rod shape-determining proteins MreB and Pbp2 for cell division.

Ouellette SP, Karimova G, Subtil A, Ladant D.

Mol Microbiol. 2012 Jul;85(1):164-78. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2012.08100.x. Epub 2012 Jun 7.


Interaction between two murein (peptidoglycan) synthases, PBP3 and PBP1B, in Escherichia coli.

Bertsche U, Kast T, Wolf B, Fraipont C, Aarsman ME, Kannenberg K, von Rechenberg M, Nguyen-Distèche M, den Blaauwen T, Höltje JV, Vollmer W.

Mol Microbiol. 2006 Aug;61(3):675-90. Epub 2006 Jun 27.


Cell shape determination in Escherichia coli.

Osborn MJ, Rothfield L.

Curr Opin Microbiol. 2007 Dec;10(6):606-10. Epub 2007 Nov 5. Review.


[E75, R78 and D82 of Escherichia coli FtsZ are key residues for FtsZ cellular self-assembly and FtsZ-MreB interaction].

Huo Y, Lu Q, Zheng X, Ma Y, Lu F.

Wei Sheng Wu Xue Bao. 2016 Feb 4;56(2):264-74. Chinese.


Bacterial shape.

Young KD.

Mol Microbiol. 2003 Aug;49(3):571-80. Review. Erratum in: Mol Microbiol. 2003 Oct;50(2):723.


PBP deletion mutants of Escherichia coli exhibit irregular distribution of MreB at the deformed zones.

Vijayan S, Mallick S, Dutta M, Narayani M, Ghosh AS.

Curr Microbiol. 2014 Feb;68(2):174-9. doi: 10.1007/s00284-013-0453-z. Epub 2013 Sep 22.


Mutations in cell elongation genes mreB, mrdA and mrdB suppress the shape defect of RodZ-deficient cells.

Shiomi D, Toyoda A, Aizu T, Ejima F, Fujiyama A, Shini T, Kohara Y, Niki H.

Mol Microbiol. 2013 Mar;87(5):1029-44. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12148. Epub 2013 Jan 21.

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