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Research Article

Assembly Factor Omp85 Recognizes Its Outer Membrane Protein Substrates by a Species-Specific C-Terminal Motif

  • Viviane Robert,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Elena B Volokhina,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Freya Senf,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Martine P Bos,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Patrick Van Gelder,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Free University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Jan Tommassen mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: j.p.m.tommassen@bio.uu.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Published: November 07, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040377

About the Authors

Viviane Robert, Elena B Volokhina, Freya Senf, Martine P Bos, Jan Tommassen
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Institute of Biomembranes, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Patrick Van Gelder
Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Free University Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: j.p.m.tommassen@bio.uu.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

VR, PVG, and JT conceived and designed the experiments. VR, EBV, and FS performed the experiments. VR, MPB, PVG, and JT analyzed the data. MPB and PVG contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. VR, MPB, and JT wrote the paper.