Rod complex

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The Rod complex is a complex of membrane proteins that move circumferentially. The complex is required for polymerizing and cross-linking peptidoglycan. The complex acts antagonistically to PBP1 in the control of cell diameter: Higher expression of the complex results in a reduction of cell width.

Complex members:

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Important references

Michael F Dion, Mrinal Kapoor, Yingjie Sun, Sean Wilson, Joel Ryan, Antoine Vigouroux, Sven van Teeffelen, Rudolf Oldenbourg, Ethan C Garner
Bacillus subtilis cell diameter is determined by the opposing actions of two distinct cell wall synthetic systems.
Nat Microbiol: 2019, 4(8);1294-1305
[PubMed:31086310] [] [DOI] (I p)