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Protease susceptibility of the Caulobacter crescentus flagellar hook-basal body : a possible mechanism of flagellar ejection during cell differentiation

Kanbe, M. and Shibata, S. and Umino, Y. and Jenal, U. and Aizawa, S. -I.. (2005) Protease susceptibility of the Caulobacter crescentus flagellar hook-basal body : a possible mechanism of flagellar ejection during cell differentiation. Microbiology, Vol. 151, H. Pt 2. pp. 433-438.

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Abstract

When motile swarmer cells of Caulobacter crescentus differentiate into sessile stalked cells, the flagellum is ejected. To elucidate the molecular mechanism of the flagellar ejection, flagellar hook-basal body (HBB) complexes from C. crescentus were purified and characterized. The purified HBBs were less stable against acidic pH or protease treatment than HBBs of Salmonella typhimurium, supporting the view that flagellar ejection from C. crescentus is initiated by destruction of the fragile basal structures. In addition, protease treatment of the purified flagella resulted in the specific digestion of the MS ring complex, revealing for the first time the intact structure of the whole rod.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Infection Biology > Molecular Microbiology (Jenal)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Growth & Development > Molecular Microbiology (Jenal)
UniBasel Contributors:Jenal, Urs
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Society for General Microbiology
ISSN:1350-0872
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:22 Mar 2012 14:22
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:29

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