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Title:Transmembrane Signaling in Bacillus Subtilis Chemotaxis: Determination of the Packing Organization and Structural Changes of McpB in Response to Ligand
Author(s):Bunn, Michael Wade
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Ordal, George W.
Department / Program:Biochemistry
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Biology, Molecular
Abstract:In Chapter 5, we investigated the complementation and activity of a methylesterase phosphorylation point mutant, C-terminal truncated mutant, and a serine active site mutant in vivo to the attractant asparagine to determine the role CheB phosphorylation plays in regulation of receptor demethylation events. Phosphorylation was required for normal methylesterase activity and complementation in vivo; however, enhanced methanol formation occurred briefly without activation of CheB. Therefore, demethylation must involve a hyperactive receptor transition state between ligand free "relaxed" states and ligand bound "adapted" states. We speculated that the hypersensitive receptor transition is an intrinsic property of receptors which is independent of "receptor clustering" or CheB phosphorylation.
Issue Date:2003
Description:101 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3101807
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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