Zemer Gitai

Summary

Affiliation: Stanford University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint MreB actin-mediated segregation of a specific region of a bacterial chromosome
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
    Cell 120:329-41. 2005
  2. pmc Imaging-based identification of a critical regulator of FtsZ protofilament curvature in Caulobacter
    Erin D Goley
    Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Mol Cell 39:975-87. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint The choreographed dynamics of bacterial chromosomes
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Trends Microbiol 13:221-8. 2005
  4. pmc Single molecules of the bacterial actin MreB undergo directed treadmilling motion in Caulobacter crescentus
    So Yeon Kim
    Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10929-34. 2006
  5. pmc An actin-like gene can determine cell polarity in bacteria
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:8643-8. 2004
  6. pmc Two independent spiral structures control cell shape in Caulobacter
    Natalie A Dye
    Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:18608-13. 2005
  7. pmc Bacterial cell division spirals into control
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Beckman Center B351, Stanford, CA 94305 5427, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7423-4. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The new bacterial cell biology: moving parts and subcellular architecture
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cell 120:577-86. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Plasmid segregation: a new class of cytoskeletal proteins emerges
    Zemer Gitai
    Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, NJ 08544, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R133-6. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Diversification and specialization of the bacterial cytoskeleton
    Zemer Gitai
    Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 19:5-12. 2007

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Publications11

  1. ncbi request reprint MreB actin-mediated segregation of a specific region of a bacterial chromosome
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, California 94305, USA
    Cell 120:329-41. 2005
    ..MreB selectively interacts, directly or indirectly, with origin-proximal regions of the chromosome, arguing that the origin-proximal region segregates via an MreB-dependent mechanism not used by the rest of the chromosome...
  2. pmc Imaging-based identification of a critical regulator of FtsZ protofilament curvature in Caulobacter
    Erin D Goley
    Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Mol Cell 39:975-87. 2010
    ..The degree of curvature induced by FzlA depended on the nucleotide bound to FtsZ. Induction of FtsZ curvature by FzlA carries implications for regulating FtsZ function by modulating its superstructure...
  3. ncbi request reprint The choreographed dynamics of bacterial chromosomes
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Trends Microbiol 13:221-8. 2005
    ..Here, we review bacterial chromosome dynamics and our understanding of the mechanisms that direct and coordinate them...
  4. pmc Single molecules of the bacterial actin MreB undergo directed treadmilling motion in Caulobacter crescentus
    So Yeon Kim
    Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:10929-34. 2006
    ..Thus, MreB, like actin, exhibits treadmilling behavior in vivo, and the long MreB structures that have been visualized in multiple bacterial species seem to represent bundles of short filaments that lack a uniform global polarity...
  5. pmc An actin-like gene can determine cell polarity in bacteria
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:8643-8. 2004
    ..We propose that the molecular polarity inherent in an actin-like filament is translated into a mechanism for directing global cell polarity...
  6. pmc Two independent spiral structures control cell shape in Caulobacter
    Natalie A Dye
    Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102:18608-13. 2005
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  7. pmc Bacterial cell division spirals into control
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Beckman Center B351, Stanford, CA 94305 5427, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:7423-4. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The new bacterial cell biology: moving parts and subcellular architecture
    Zemer Gitai
    Department of Developmental Biology, Beckman Center, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Cell 120:577-86. 2005
    ..The striking conceptual and molecular similarities between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell biology thus make bacteria powerful model systems for studying fundamental cellular questions...
  9. ncbi request reprint Plasmid segregation: a new class of cytoskeletal proteins emerges
    Zemer Gitai
    Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, NJ 08544, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R133-6. 2006
    ..The discovery that a plasmid-partitioning ATPase forms astral cytoskeletal structures both unveils a new family of cytoskeletal proteins and suggests that cytoskeletal involvement is a universal feature of DNA segregation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Diversification and specialization of the bacterial cytoskeleton
    Zemer Gitai
    Princeton University, Department of Molecular Biology, Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Curr Opin Cell Biol 19:5-12. 2007
    ..These themes of diversity, species-specificity and crosstalk are emerging as central properties of cytoskeletal biology...
  11. pmc Location and architecture of the Caulobacter crescentus chemoreceptor array
    Ariane Briegel
    Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Mol Microbiol 69:30-41. 2008
    ..Based on this model for the arrangement of receptors, there are between one and two thousand receptors per array...

Research Grants1

  1. Bacterial MreB/actin Cytoskeleton and Cell Polarity
    Zemer Gitai; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..By examining such a simple cell biological system, I hope to gain insight into the most fundamental mechanisms of actin-based regulation and cell polarity. ..