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A metabolic assembly line in bacteria

Nature Cell Biology volume 12, pages 731733 (2010) | Download Citation

The bacterial cytoplasm is rich in filament-forming proteins, from homologues of eukaryotic cytoskeletal elements to other scaffolding and segregation proteins. We now learn that even the metabolic enzyme CTP synthase forms cytoplasmic filaments that affect bacterial cell shape.

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  1. Matthew T. Cabeen is at Yale University, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, New Haven, CT 06511, USA.

    • Matthew T. Cabeen
  2. Christine Jacobs Wagner is an HHMI Investigator at Yale University, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and at Yale University School of Medicine, Microbial Pathogenesis Section, New Haven, CT 06511, USA.

    • Christine Jacobs-Wagner

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