YlxM is a Newly Identified Accessory Protein that Influences Function of Signal Recognition Particle (SRP) Pathway Components in Streptococcus Mutans

Williams ML, et al., 196(11):2043-52, J Bacteriol, 2014

In this report, the authors focused on better understanding the key protein that regulates the signal recognition particle (SRP) pathway in Streptococcus mutans, a cariogenic oral pathogen that causes tooth decay and whose virulence is determined largely by its membrane composition. The protein YlxM was shown to be one of the important regulatory components of the SRP complex and has an role in modulating GTPase activity. Binding experiments were carried out on the Octet system. Streptavidin biosensors were used.

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