Functional diversity of AAA+ protease complexes in Bacillus subtilis
Elsholz, Alexander K.W.
Birk, Marlene S.
- Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
(issn: 2296-889X, eissn: 2296-889X)
Molecular Biosciences | Biowissenschaften, Biologie | Hsp100/Clp proteins | Review | McsB | Bacillus subtilis | Protein quality control | Regulatory proteolysis | Adaptor proteins | Chaperones | AAA+ protease complexes
Here, we review the diverse roles and functions of AAA+ protease complexes in protein homeostasis, control of stress response and cellular development pathways by regulatory and general proteolysis in the Gram-positive model organism Bacillus subtilis. We discuss in detail the intricate involvement of AAA+ protein complexes in controlling sporulation, the heat shock response and the role of adaptor proteins in these processes. The investigation of these protein complexes and their adaptor proteins has revealed their relevance for Gram-positive pathogens and their potential as targets for new antibiotics. © 2017 Elsholz, Birk, Charpentier and Turgay.