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Physics Colloquium at The Science and Engineering Research Facility

Monday, 13 January, 2014


Harold P. Erickson, the James B. Duke Professor, Department of Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center

How FtsZ assembles the Z ring and generates a constriction force to divide bacterial cells

FtsZ is a bacterial protein that forms a ring at the center of the cell. This Z ring constricts to pinch the bacterial cell in two. We have made a major advance by reconstructing the Z ring inside liposomes (artificial bacterial membranes) from purified FtsZ. 




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