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STRING protein interaction network
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ftsACell division protein FtsA; Essential cell division protein that assists in the assembly of the Z ring. May serve as the principal membrane anchor for the Z ring. Also required for the recruitment to the septal ring of the downstream cell division proteins FtsK, FtsQ, FtsL, FtsI and FtsN. Binds ATP (420 aa)    
Predicted Functional Partners:
ftsZ
Cell division protein FtsZ; Essential cell division protein that forms a contractile ring structure (Z ring) at the future cell division site. The regulation of the ring assembly controls the timing and the location of cell division. One of the functions of the FtsZ ring is to recruit other cell division proteins to the septum to produce a new cell wall between the dividing cells. Binds GTP and shows GTPase activity. Polymerization and bundle formation is enhanced by CbeA
 
 0.999
ftsQ
Cell division protein FtsQ; Essential cell division protein. May link together the upstream cell division proteins, which are predominantly cytoplasmic, with the downstream cell division proteins, which are predominantly periplasmic. May control correct divisome assembly; Belongs to the FtsQ/DivIB family. FtsQ subfamily
 
 
 0.998
ftsN
Cell division protein FtsN; Essential cell division protein that activates septal peptidoglycan synthesis and constriction of the cell. Acts on both sides of the membrane, via interaction with FtsA in the cytoplasm and interaction with the FtsQBL complex in the periplasm. These interactions may induce a conformational switch in both FtsA and FtsQBL, leading to septal peptidoglycan synthesis by FtsI and associated synthases (Probable). Required for full FtsI activity. Required for recruitment of AmiC to the septal ring; Belongs to the FtsN family
   
 
 0.992
ftsI
Peptidoglycan D,D-transpeptidase FtsI; Essential cell division protein that catalyzes cross- linking of the peptidoglycan cell wall at the division septum. Required for localization of FtsN; Belongs to the transpeptidase family. FtsI subfamily
 
 
 0.989
ftsW
Probable peptidoglycan glycosyltransferase FtsW; Peptidoglycan polymerase that is essential for cell division (Probable). Functions probably in conjunction with the penicillin-binding protein 3 (ftsI). Required for localization of FtsI
 
 
 0.988
zapB
Cell division protein ZapB; Non-essential, abundant cell division factor that is required for proper Z-ring formation. It is recruited early to the divisome by direct interaction with FtsZ, stimulating Z-ring assembly and thereby promoting cell division earlier in the cell cycle. Its recruitment to the Z-ring requires functional FtsA or ZipA; Belongs to the ZapB family
    
 
 0.981
zipA
Cell division protein ZipA; Essential cell division protein that stabilizes the FtsZ protofilaments by cross-linking them and that serves as a cytoplasmic membrane anchor for the Z ring. Also required for the recruitment to the septal ring of the downstream cell division proteins FtsK, FtsQ, FtsL and FtsN. ZipA overproduction protects FtsZ from degradation by ClpP by preventing recognition by ClpX. Does not affect the GTPase activity of FtsZ
   
 
 0.974
mreB
Rod shape-determining protein MreB; Involved in formation of the rod shape of the cell. May act as a negative regulator of FtsI. Polymerization and bundle formation is enhanced by CbeA; Belongs to the FtsA/MreB family
    
 
 0.974
ftsL
Cell division protein FtsL; Essential cell division protein. May link together the upstream cell division proteins, which are predominantly cytoplasmic, with the downstream cell division proteins, which are predominantly periplasmic. Can also mediate Zn(2+)-sensitivity probably by increasing the permeability of the inner membrane; Belongs to the FtsL family
  
  
 0.961
zapA
Cell division protein ZapA; Activator of cell division through the inhibition of FtsZ GTPase activity, therefore promoting FtsZ assembly into bundles of protofilaments necessary for the formation of the division Z ring. It is recruited early at mid-cell but it is not essential for cell division; Belongs to the ZapA family. Type 1 subfamily
    
 
 0.951
Your Current Organism:
Escherichia coli K12 MG1655
NCBI taxonomy Id: 511145
Other names: E. coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli K12 MG1655, Escherichia coli K12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli MG1655, Escherichia coli str. K-12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli str. K12 substr. MG1655, Escherichia coli str. MG1655, Escherichia coli strain MG1655
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