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Perpendicular planes of FtsZ arcs in spheroidal Escherichia coli cells.
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PMID:  11254985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Division planes in Escherichia coli, usually restricted to one dimension of the rod-shaped cell, were induced at all possible planes by transforming the cells to spheroids with mecillinam (inactivating PbpA). Such cells displayed many nucleoids and arcs of FtsZ, genetically tagged to green fluorescent protein, that developed to rings at constriction sites all around their surface. These observations are consistent with the view (Woldringh et al., J. Bacteriol. 176 (1994) 6030-6038) that nucleoids, forced during replication to segregate in the length axis of the cell by the rigid bacillary envelope, induce assembly of FtsZ to division rings in between them.
E Pas; M Einav; C L Woldringh; A Zaritsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biochimie     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0300-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Biochimie     Publication Date:  2001 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-20     Completed Date:  2001-06-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1264604     Medline TA:  Biochimie     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, BioCentrum, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 316, 1098 SM, the, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Amdinocillin / pharmacology
Bacterial Proteins / metabolism*
Cell Division*
Cytoskeletal Proteins*
Escherichia coli / cytology,  drug effects,  genetics,  physiology*
Fluorescent Dyes / metabolism
Genes, Reporter
Green Fluorescent Proteins
Luminescent Proteins / genetics,  metabolism
Microscopy, Fluorescence
Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Proteins; 0/Cytoskeletal Proteins; 0/Fluorescent Dyes; 0/FtsZ protein, Bacteria; 0/Luminescent Proteins; 0/Recombinant Fusion Proteins; 147336-22-9/Green Fluorescent Proteins; 32887-01-7/Amdinocillin

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