Signal transduction: Hair brains in bacterial chemotaxis

Jeffry Benton Stock, Mikhail Levit

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The conserved cytoplasmic domains of bacterial chemotaxis receptors are a fibrous arrangement of α-helical coiled coils that look a lot like hair. Such bundles of α-helical filaments mediate sensory-motor responses in all prokaryotic cells. How do they work? Very nearly perfectly is probably as good an answer as any.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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