Crystal structure of the MOP flippase MurJ in an inward-facing conformation.

The Duke University lab of Seok-Yong Lee, at Duke University School of Medicine have now provided the first close-up glimpse of a protein, called MurJ, which is crucial for building the bacterial cell wall and protecting it from outside attack. They published MurJ’s molecular structure on Dec. 26 in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. (See More)