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Friday, 08 June, 2012

Meeting in the bacterial middle

Cycling proteins determine cell division

 

When a cell divides, it first doubles in size and then constricts in the middle. A new model explains how self-organizing proteins allow bacterial cells to “sense” their shape and enable them to confine the site of constriction to midcell.

 

Press information LMU (english)
Publication "Highly Canalized MinD Transfer and MinE Sequestration Explain the Origin of Robust MinCDE-Protein Dynamics"