Period of pole-to-pole oscillations in which MinD and MinE self-organize

Range ~10 - 40 sec
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Wingreen NS, Huang KC. Physics of Intracellular Organization in Bacteria. Annu Rev Microbiol. 2015 Oct 15 69: 361-79. doi: 10.1146/annurev-micro-091014-104313. p.368 bottom paragraphPubMed ID26488278
Primary Source Touhami A, Jericho M, Rutenberg AD. 2006. Temperature dependence of MinD oscillation in Escherichia coli: running hot and fast. J. Bacteriol. 188: 7661–67PubMed ID16936014
Comments p.368 bottom paragraph:"All three Min proteins are required for correct regulation of division-site placement. In the absence of MinC, there is reduced regulation of FtsZ localization and minicells are produced (ref 24). Nonetheless, MinD and MinE still self-organize into dramatic pole-to-pole oscillations (ref 88), with a period of ∼10–40 s (primary source) (see sidebar Turing Patterns and Emergent Length Scales Figure 3)."
Entered by Uri M
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