Clusters of charged residues at the C terminus of MotA and N terminus of MotB are important for function of the Escherichia coli flagellar motor. Academic Article uri icon


  • MotA contains a conserved C-terminal cluster of negatively charged residues, and MotB contains a conserved N-terminal cluster of positively charged residues. Charge-altering mutations affecting these residues impair motility but do not diminish Mot protein levels. The motility defects are reversed by second-site mutations targeting the same or partner protein.

published proceedings

  • J Bacteriol

author list (cited authors)

  • Hosking, E. R., & Manson, M. D.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Hosking, Edan R||Manson, Michael D

publication date

  • August 2008