A membrane-attached protein protects bacteria from stress -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

A membrane-attached protein protects bacteria from stress

26.10.2020

Image: multiple IM30 proteins; Copyright: Dirk Schneider, Benedikt Junglas

Multiple IM30 proteins form large, oligomeric ring structures. IM30 rings bind to stressed membrane surfaces, disassemble, and individual proteins partially unfold. Multiple IM30 proteins form a protective carpet structure on the membrane surface.

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