Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 10717392
Biochimie. 2000 Jan;82(1):85-91.
We searched in Bacillus subtilis for proteins that bind preferentially to curved DNA. Two proteins of 9 and 15 kDa displaying this property were purified from exponentially growing cells of B. subtilis strain 168. Sequencing of N-terminal amino acids identified them as the proteins HBsu and L17 respectively. The overproduction of L17 from B. subtilis in Escherichia coli was shown to have a strong effect on nucleoid morphology and segregation.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10717392