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Coupling of multicellular morphogenesis and cellular differentiation by an unusual hybrid histidine protein kinase in Myxococcus xanthus.

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We describe an unusual hybrid histidine protein kinase, which is important for spatially coupling cell aggregation and sporulation during fruiting body formation in Myxococcus xanthus. A rodK mutant makes abnormal fruiting bodies and spores develop outside the fruiting bodies. RodK is a soluble, cytoplasmic protein, which contains an N-terminal sensor domain, a histidine protein kinase domain and three receiver domains. In vitro phosphorylation assays showed that RodK possesses kinase activit...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Biochemistry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Molecular microbiology
Volume:
56
Issue:
5
Pages:
1358-1372
Publication date:
2005-06-05
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EISSN:
1365-2958
ISSN:
0950-382X
URN:
uuid:c2a88bad-71f2-482d-aec4-25a950a1fe1a
Source identifiers:
79841
Local pid:
pubs:79841

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