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The complex nature of methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins of enteric bacteria

  • Gerald L Hazelbauer
  • Peter Engström
  • Shigeaki Harayama

Abstract

Methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins (MCPs) are central to the mechanisms of chemotaxis in the enteric bacteria, Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium. These proteins were the first physiological substrates to be identified for a protein carboxyl methyl transferase (Kort et al., 1975) and the functional significance of protein carboxyl methylation is best understood in the case of MCPs (Springer et al., 1979). Recent studies have revealed a striking complexityofstructure and function for the bacterial MCPs.

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Alkali Treatment Enteric Bacterium Bacterial Chemotaxis Hybrid Plasmid Flagellar Motor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerald L Hazelbauer
    • 1
  • Peter Engström
    • 1
  • Shigeaki Harayama
    • 2
  1. 1.Biochemistry/Biophysics ProgramWashington State UniversityPullmanUnited States
  2. 2.Laboratory of Genetics, Department of BiologyFaculty of Science, University of TokyoHongoJapan

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