Protein subcellular localization in bacteria. Rudner, D. Z & Losick, R. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 2(4):a000307, April, 2010.
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Like their eukaryotic counterparts, bacterial cells have a highly organized internal architecture. Here, we address the question of how proteins localize to particular sites in the cell and how they do so in a dynamic manner. We consider the underlying mechanisms that govern the positioning of proteins and protein complexes in the examples of the divisome, polar assemblies, cytoplasmic clusters, cytoskeletal elements, and organelles. We argue that geometric cues, self-assembly, and restricted sites of assembly are all exploited by the cell to specifically localize particular proteins that we refer to as anchor proteins. These anchor proteins in turn govern the localization of a whole host of additional proteins. Looking ahead, we speculate on the existence of additional mechanisms that contribute to the organization of bacterial cells, such as the nucleoid, membrane microdomains enriched in specific lipids, and RNAs with positional information.
@article{rudner_protein_2010,
	title = {Protein subcellular localization in bacteria},
	volume = {2},
	issn = {1943-0264},
	url = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20452938},
	doi = {10.1101/cshperspect.a000307},
	abstract = {Like their eukaryotic counterparts, bacterial cells have a highly organized internal architecture. Here, we address the question of how proteins localize to particular sites in the cell and how they do so in a dynamic manner. We consider the underlying mechanisms that govern the positioning of proteins and protein complexes in the examples of the divisome, polar assemblies, cytoplasmic clusters, cytoskeletal elements, and organelles. We argue that geometric cues, self-assembly, and restricted sites of assembly are all exploited by the cell to specifically localize particular proteins that we refer to as anchor proteins. These anchor proteins in turn govern the localization of a whole host of additional proteins. Looking ahead, we speculate on the existence of additional mechanisms that contribute to the organization of bacterial cells, such as the nucleoid, membrane microdomains enriched in specific lipids, and RNAs with positional information.},
	number = {4},
	urldate = {2010-05-20TZ},
	journal = {Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology},
	author = {Rudner, David Z and Losick, Richard},
	month = apr,
	year = {2010},
	pmid = {20452938},
	pages = {a000307}
}

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