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If a protein meets these conditions... i

Common conditions

... then these annotations are applied i

Protein namei

  • Recommended name:
    Cell division protein FtsZ

Subunit structurei

  • Homodimer. Polymerizes to form a dynamic ring structure in a strictly GTP-dependent manner.

Subcellular locationi

Functioni

  • 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.

Sequence similaritiesi

Keywordsi

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