Bacillus subtilis flagellar proteins FliP, FliQ, FliR and FlhB are related to Shigella flexneri virulence factors

Phillip B. Carpenter, Aamir R. Zuberi, George W. Ordal

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Abstract

The amino acid sequences of the Bacillus subtilis flagellar proteins, FliP, FliQ, FliR and FlhB, as deduced from their respective nucleotide sequences, were found to share significant homology to the Shigella flexneri Spa24, Spa9, Spa29 and Spa40 virulence proteins, respectively. These proteins are required for the presentation of surface plasmid antigens. These results further support the growing hypothesis that a superfamily of proteins exists for the biosynthesis of supramolecular structures that lie in and external to the cell membrane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalGene
Volume137
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 31 1993

Keywords

  • Superfamily
  • flagellar assembly
  • flagellum
  • homologs
  • supramolecular structures
  • surface antigens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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