People currently involved in this project: Mark Gonzalez
Goehring, N.W., Robichon, C. and Beckwith, J. A role for the non-essential N-terminus of FtsN in divisome assembly. J. Bacteriol. 189:646-649 (2007).
Goehring, N.W., Petrovska, I., Boyd, D., and Beckwith, J. Mutants, suppressors, and wrinkled colonies: Mutant alleles of the cell division gene ftsQ point to functional domains in FtsQ and a role for domain 1C of FtsA in divisome assembly. J Bacteriol. 189:633-45 (2007).
Goehring, N., Gonzalez, M.D., and Beckwith, J. Premature targeting of cell division proteins to midcell reveals hierarchies of protein interactions involved in divisome assembly. Mol. Microbiol. 61:33-45 (2006).
Goehring, N., and Beckwith, J. Diverse paths to midcell: assembly of the bacterial cell division machinery. Curr. Biol. 15:R514-R526 (2005).
Buddelmeijer N, Judson N, Boyd D, Mekalanos JJ, Beckwith J. YgbQ, a cell division protein in Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae, localizes in codependent fashion with FtsL to the division site. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 99:6316-6321 (2002). Abstract. Paper
Chen JC, Minev M, Beckwith J. Analysis of ftsQ Mutant Alleles in Escherichia coli: Complementation, Septal Localization, and Recruitment of Downstream Cell Division Proteins. J. Bacteriol. 184:695-705 (2002). Abstract. Paper.
Ghigo, J.-M., Beckwith, J. Cell division in Escherichia coli: the role of FtsL domains in septal localization, function, and oligomerization. J. Bacteriol. 182:116-129. (2000). Abstract .
Weiss DS, Chen JC, Ghigo JM, Boyd D, Beckwith J. Localization of FtsI (PBP3) to the septal ring requires its membrane anchor, the Z ring, FtsA, FtsQ, and FtsL. J Bacteriol. 181:508-20 (1999) Abstract.
Ghigo JM, Weiss DS, Chen JC, Yarrow JC, Beckwith J. Localization of FtsL to the Escherichia coli septal ring. Mol Microbiol. 31:725-37 (1999) Abstract.
Weiss, D.S., Pogliano, K., Carson, M., Guzman, L.-M., Fraipont, C., Nguyen-Distèche,M., Losick, R., and Beckwith, J. Localization of the Escherichia coli cell division protein FtsI (PBP3) to the division site and cell pole. Mol. Microbiol. 25:671-681 (1997) Abstract. Paper.
Guzman, L.M., Weiss, D.S., and Beckwith, J. Domain swapping analysis of FtsI, FtsL and FtsQ: bitopic membrane proteins essential for cell divsion inEscherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 179:5094-5103 (1997) Abstract. Paper.