Family

Cell division protein FtsX (IPR004513)

Short name: ABC_transpt_FtsX

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

FtsX is an integral membrane protein encoded in the same operon as signal recognition particle docking protein FtsY and FtsE. FtsE is a hydrophilic nucleotide-binding protein that associates with the inner membrane by means of association with FtsX; FtsE mutants are viable only in high salt, supporting possible roles in cell division, as previously indicated, or in transport [PMID: 10048040]. FtsX is important for bacterial cell division, however its precise function is not yet known [PMID: 17307852, PMID: 16416128]. FtsX is involved in sporulation in the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis [PMID: 18573177].

GO terms

Biological Process

No terms assigned in this category.

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
PANTHER
TIGRFAMs
PIRSF