Bactofilin A/B (IPR007607)

Short name: BacA/B

Family relationships



This is a family of bactofilins, a functionally diverse class of cytoskeletal, polymer-forming, proteins that is widely conserved among bacteria. In the example species C. crescentus, two bactofilins assemble into a membrane-associated laminar structure that shows cell-cycle-dependent polar localisation and acts as a platform for the recruitment of a cell wall biosynthetic enzyme involved in polar morphogenesis. Bactofilins display distinct subcellular distributions and dynamics in different bacterial species, suggesting that they are versatile structural elements that have adopted a range of different cellular functions [PMID: 19959992].

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