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ftsZ (Cell division protein FtsZ)
FEATURES
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as FTSZ_STAAN, ftsZ. Essential cell division protein that forms a contractile ring structure (Z ring) at the future cell division site. The regulation of the ring assembly controls the timing and the location of cell division. One of the functions of the FtsZ ring is to recruit other cell division proteins to the septum to produce a new cell wall between the dividing cells. Binds GTP and shows GTPase activity. Homodimer. Polymerizes to form a dynamic ring structure in a strictly GTP-dependent manner. Interacts directly with several other division proteins.
Also known as FTSZ_STAAN, ftsZ. Essential cell division protein that forms a contractile ring structure (Z ring) at the future cell division site. The regulation of the ring assembly controls the timing and the location of cell division. One of the functions of the FtsZ ring is to recruit other cell division proteins to the septum to produce a new ... More
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ftsZ

Cell division protein FtsZ

Molecular Synopsis