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Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2020

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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