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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Nuclear receptor Ftz-f1 promotes follicle maturation and ovulation partly via bHLH/PAS transcription factor Sim

    Elizabeth M Knapp et al.
    Genetic analyses illustrate the novel requirement of Ftz-f1 and Sim in adult Drosophila ovaries for regulating follicle cell differentiation and ovulation that is likely conserved in mammals.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lateral interactions between protofilaments of the bacterial tubulin homolog FtsZ are essential for cell division

    Fenghui Guan et al.
    Structural and functional approaches unambiguously revealed physiologically relevant lateral interactions between FtsZ protofilaments.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Architecture of the ring formed by the tubulin homologue FtsZ in bacterial cell division

    Piotr Szwedziak et al.
    The architecture of the bacterial cytokinetic ring in cells and in artificial liposome reconstitutions has been described using electron microscopy, leading to a mechanism of constriction.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    An essential Staphylococcus aureus cell division protein directly regulates FtsZ dynamics

    Prahathees J Eswara et al.
    GpsB in Staphylococcus aureus directly regulates the central cell division protein FtsZ, a different function from that assigned for GpsB in other closely related organisms.
    1. Microbiology and infectious disease

    Asymmetric division triggers cell-specific gene expression through coupled capture and stabilization of a phosphatase

    Niels Bradshaw, Richard Losick
    Asymmetric cell division is linked to cell-specific transcription by handoff of a key developmental regulator from the cytokinetic machinery to the adjacent cell pole where it oligomerizes to become stabilized and activated.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanochemical coupling and bi-phasic force-velocity dependence in the ultra-fast ring ATPase SpoIIIE

    Ninning Liu et al.
    Probing the DNA motor SpoIIIE at the single-molecule level has revealed its force-generating step, rich translocation dynamics during motor operation and a novel, bi-phasic mechanical response to opposing force.
    1. Cell Biology

    Reconstitution of self-organizing protein gradients as spatial cues in cell-free systems

    Katja Zieske, Petra Schwille
    A minimal cell-like system with defined geometry has been used to investigate the establishment and spatial control of a protein gradient that positions the bacterial cell division machinery.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Two-subunit DNA escort mechanism and inactive subunit bypass in an ultra-fast ring ATPase

    Ninning Liu et al.
    The subunits of the SpoIIIE motor contact the 5'→3' strand of DNA in sequence to rapidly translocate the DNA across a membrane.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    General principles for the formation and proliferation of a wall-free (L-form) state in bacteria

    Romain Mercier et al.
    A wide range of bacterial species can switch into a cell wall-free state that does not require the FtsZ-based division machinery to proliferate.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in mice requires PerM for successful cell division

    Ruojun Wang et al.
    PerM-mediated FtsB stabilization is essential for cell division of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during chronic but not acute mouse infections.

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