ShyA, a membrane protein for proper septation of hyphae in Streptomyces

Shun-Fu Tseng, Tzu-Wen Huang, Hsiuh-Wei Chen, Ming-Kai Chern, Ming-F. Tam, Shu-Chun Teng

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The life cycle of Streptomyces involves the formation of filamentous substrate and aerial hyphae. Following cessation of growth of an aerial hypha, multiple septation occurs at the tip to produce a chain of unigenomic spores. A gene, shyA, which influences several aspects of this growth, was isolated and partially characterized in Streptomyces coelicolor. The gene product is a representative of a well-conserved family of small actinomycete proteins. The shyA mutant sporulates normally but displays hyper septum formation and altered spore-chain morphology. Biochemical separation experiments and immunofluorescence staining demonstrated that the shyA gene product locates at cell membranes. Moreover, yeast two-hybrid screen and GST-pull-down assay showed that ShyA can interact with itself. Altogether, ShyA belongs to a new family of membrane-associated proteins which plays a role in morphological differentiation in actinomycetes. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-377
Number of pages9
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Actinomycetes
  • Hyphae
  • Membrane protein
  • Spore
  • Streptomyces
  • gene product
  • glutathione transferase
  • membrane protein
  • protein shyA
  • unclassified drug
  • animal cell
  • article
  • cell division
  • cell membrane
  • cell structure
  • chemical analysis
  • enzyme isolation
  • immunofluorescence test
  • nonhuman
  • priority journal
  • protein interaction
  • separation technique
  • Streptomyces coelicolor
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Cell Size
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Actinobacteria (class)
  • Animalia


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