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The PASTA domains of Bacillus subtilis PBP2B stabilize the interaction of PBP2B with DivIB

Morales Angeles, D., Macia Valero, A., Bohorquez Suarez, L. & Scheffers, D-J., 2019, In : bioRxiv. 24 p.

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Bacterial cell division is mediated by a protein complex known as the divisome. Many protein-protein interactions in the divisome have been characterized. In this report, we analyse the role of the PASTA (Penicillin binding protein And Serine Threonine kinase Associated)-domains of Bacillus subtilis PBP2B. PBP2B itself is essential and cannot be deleted, but removing the PBP2B PASTA domains results in impaired cell division and a heat sensitive phenotype. This resembles the deletion of divIB, a known interaction partner of PBP2B. Bacterial two hybrid and co-immunoprecipitation analyses show that the interaction between PBP2B and DivIB is weakened when the PBP2B PASTA domains are removed. Combined, our results show that the PBP2B PASTA domains are required to stabilize the interaction between PBP2B and DivIB.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages24
JournalbioRxiv
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2019

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