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Sci. STKE, 14 May 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 132, p. pe25
[DOI: 10.1126/stke.2002.132.pe25]

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Information Processing in Bacterial Chemotaxis

Jeffry B. Stock*, Mikhail N. Levit, and Peter M. Wolanin

Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.

Abstract: Motile bacteria respond to attractants and repellents in their environment by changing their movement. Stock et al. describe the similarities of the bacterial chemotaxis signaling system to eukaryotic signaling cascades. Also included is a discussion of how the ordered signaling complex of the receptor, the kinase CheA, and the kinase regulator CheW can be thought of as a primitive "probrain" to allow the integration of signals to produce the optimal cellular response.

*Corresponding author. Telephone, 609-258-6111; fax, 609-258-7844; e-mail, jstock{at}princeton.edu

Citation: J. B. Stock, M. N. Levit, P. M. Wolanin, Information Processing in Bacterial Chemotaxis. Sci. STKE 2002, pe25 (2002).

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