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(Osaka University) Most motile bacteria move by the use of flagella. While the flagellar motor components have been identified, it remains unclear how they are assembled and activated. Osaka University-centered researchers have shown, through real-time imaging by high-speed atomic force microscopy, that the assembly of protein complexes into the motor proceeds through sodium ion-induced structural transitions.
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