Thermosensing function of the Escherichia coli redox sensor Aer

So Ichiro Nishiyama, Shinji Ohno, Noriko Ohta, Yuichi Inoue, Hajime Fukuoka, Akihiko Ishijima, Ikuro Kawagishi

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Abstract

Escherichia coli chemoreceptors can sense changes in temperature for thermotaxis. Here we found that the aerotaxis transducer Aer, a homolog of chemoreceptors lacking a periplasmic domain, mediates thermoresponses. We propose that thermosensing by the chemoreceptors is a general attribute of their highly conserved cytoplasmic domain (or their less conserved transmembrane domain).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1740-1743
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume192
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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