ATP binding protein MinD (IPR025501)

Short name: MinD

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

Family relationships


MinD is a multifunctional cell division protein that guides correct placement of the septum. In Escherichia coli, the cell division site is determined by the cooperative activity of min operon products MinC, MinD, and MinE [PMID: 11566131]. MinD is a membrane-associated ATPase and is a septum site-determining factor through the activation and regulation of MinC and MinE. MinD is also known to undergo a rapid pole-to-pole oscillation movement in vivo as observed by fluorescent microscopy. In plants, chloroplast division requires the dimerisation of stromal MinD [PMID: 15126639]. Homologues can also be found in archaea, their exact role unknown.

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