HMM Summary Page: TIGR00065

Functioncell division protein FtsZ
Gene SymbolftsZ
Trusted Cutoff295.20
Domain Trusted Cutoff295.20
Noise Cutoff197.75
Domain Noise Cutoff197.75
Isology Typeequivalog
HMM Length353
Mainrole CategoryCellular processes
Subrole CategoryCell division
Gene Ontology TermGO:0000910: cytokinesis biological_process
GO:0003924: GTPase activity molecular_function
AuthorRichardson DL
Entry DateApr 20 1999 2:07PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis family consists of cell division protein FtsZ, a GTPase found in bacteria, the chloroplast of plants, and in archaebacteria. Structurally similar to tubulin, FtsZ undergoes GTP-dependent polymerization into filaments that form a cytoskeleton involved in septum synthesis.
ReferencesRN [1] RM PMID: 8016071 RT GTP-dependent polymerization of Escherichia coli FtsZ protein to form tubules. RA Bramhill D, Thompson CM RL Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1994 Jun 21;91(13):5813-7
Genome PropertyGenProp0206: bacterial cell division septum system (HMM)