Gene Symbol: CC_1543
Description: rod shape-determining protein MreB
Species: Caulobacter crescentus CB15

Top Publications

  1. Wagner J, Galvani C, Brun Y. Caulobacter crescentus requires RodA and MreB for stalk synthesis and prevention of ectopic pole formation. J Bacteriol. 2005;187:544-53 pubmed
    ..We conclude that MreB, RodA, and the target(s) of amdinocillin all contribute to the maintenance of cellular polarity in C. crescentus...
  2. Gitai Z, Dye N, Reisenauer A, Wachi M, Shapiro L. MreB actin-mediated segregation of a specific region of a bacterial chromosome. Cell. 2005;120:329-41 pubmed
    ..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. ..
  3. Dye N, Pincus Z, Fisher I, Shapiro L, Theriot J. Mutations in the nucleotide binding pocket of MreB can alter cell curvature and polar morphology in Caulobacter. Mol Microbiol. 2011;81:368-94 pubmed publisher
    ..These mutant strains provide novel insight into how MreB's protein structure, subcellular localization, and activity contribute to its function in bacterial cell shape...