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Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2020

Volume 5 Issue 3

Jumping on the treadmill

The use of an in vitro system in which key proteins involved in cell division are attached to supported lipid bilayers reveals that membrane-bound cytosolic peptides of FtsN and FtsQ co-migrate with treadmilling FtsZ–FtsA filaments via a diffusion-and-capture mechanism, elucidating how FtsZ dynamics regulate the distribution of peptidoglycan synthases.

See Baranova, N. et al.

Image: Natalia Baranova & Martin Loose, IST Austria. Cover Design: Valentina Monaco.

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