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A Bacterial Ras-Like Small GTP-Binding Protein and Its Cognate GAP Establish a Dynamic Spatial Polarity Axis to Control Directed Motility

  • Yong Zhang,

    Affiliations: Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée–Université Aix-Marseille-Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, Marseille, France, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, College of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China

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  • Michel Franco,

    Affiliation: Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire–Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, France

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  • Adrien Ducret,

    Affiliation: Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée–Université Aix-Marseille-Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, Marseille, France

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  • Tâm Mignot mail

    tmignot@ifr88.mrs-cnrs.fr

    Affiliation: Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée–Université Aix-Marseille-Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, Marseille, France

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  • Published: July 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000430

About the Authors

Yong Zhang, Adrien Ducret, Tâm Mignot
Institut de Microbiologie de la Méditerranée–Université Aix-Marseille-Laboratoire de Chimie Bactérienne, Marseille, France
Yong Zhang
State Key Laboratory of Microbial Technology, College of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan, China
Michel Franco
Institut de Pharmacologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire–Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne, France

Corresponding Author

Email: tmignot@ifr88.mrs-cnrs.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: YZ MF TM. Performed the experiments: YZ MF. Analyzed the data: YZ MF AD TM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AD. Wrote the paper: TM.