Gene Symbol: ftsB
Description: cell division protein FtsB
Species: Escherichia coli O157:H7 str. Sakai

Top Publications

  1. Buddelmeijer N, Judson N, Boyd D, Mekalanos J, Beckwith J. YgbQ, a cell division protein in Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae, localizes in codependent fashion with FtsL to the division site. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002;99:6316-21 pubmed publisher
    ..coli. Our results show colocalization of proteins to the bacterial midcell in E. coli and raise the possibility that these proteins interact in a coiled-coil structure...
  2. Siddiqui R, Hoischen C, Holst O, Heinze I, Schlott B, Gumpert J, et al. The analysis of cell division and cell wall synthesis genes reveals mutationally inactivated ftsQ and mraY in a protoplast-type L-form of Escherichia coli. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2006;258:305-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, this L-form represents an interesting model to investigate the plasticity of cell division in E. coli, and to demonstrate how concepts fundamental for bacterial life can be bypassed...