「Biophysics and Physicobiology」に Hiroyuki Terashima et al. “Structural differences in the bacterial flagellar motor among bacterial species”を掲載

2017 December 20 BPPB

日本生物物理学会欧文誌[Biophysics and Physicobiology]に以下の論文が新規掲載されました。

Hiroyuki Terashima, Akihiro Kawamoto, Yusuke V. Morimoto, Katsumi Imada, Tohru Minamino
“Structural differences in the bacterial flagellar motor among bacterial species”

Structural diversity of the bacterial flagellar motor

The bacterial flagellum is a supramolecular motility machine consisting of a rotary motor, a universal joint and a helical propeller. Component proteins of the flagellar motor are highly conserved among bacterial species. Recent structural analyses of intact flagellar motors derived from different bacterial species by electron cryotomography and subtomogram averaging have shown that novel and divergent structures surround the conserved structure in different species, suggesting that the flagellar motors have adapted to function in their living environment. In this review article, we will describe the conserved structure of the flagellar motor and its structural diversity.

Biophysics and Physicobiology, Vol.14, pp. 191-198


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