User:Fadel A. Samatey/FlhBc I
Interactive 3D Complement in Proteopedia
Inhibition of a type III secretion system by the deletion of a short loop in one of its membrane proteins.
Vladimir A. Meshcheryakov, Akio Kitao, Hideyuki Matsunami and Fadel A. Samatey (サマテ). Acta Cryst. D69: 812-820 (2013). doi:10.1107/S0907444913002102 Open Access.
FlhB is a membrane protein that is part of the flagellum-specific secretion apparatus. It is required for secretion of flagellar proteins, and for bacterial motility. FlhB is paralogous to a protein in the virulence type III secretion system. FlhB has a hydrophobic integral membrane domain, predicted to have four transmembrane helices, a flexible linker that is highly conserved and essential for function, and a cytoplasmic domain. The present study reports the structures of the cytoplasmic domains of two bacterial taxa. (Please see the open access publication for a more detailed introduction.)