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Nameflagellar motor stator complex
DescriptionThe MotAB complex functions as the stator producing torque in the mobile flagellar rotor complex. The stator changes conformation in response to the passage of protons across the cytoplasmic membrane. This complex is also necessarily a force-generating proton transporter. The stator complex contains MotA and MotB subunits in a 4:2 ratio and several stators are associated with each motor, each generating torque independently.
Literature References
[ 1 ] Toutain CM, Zegans ME, O'Toole GA   Evidence for two flagellar stators and their role in the motility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.   J Bacteriol. 2005 Jan;187(2):771-7.  PMID 15629949

Step NameStep NumRequiredEvidence (Method)Evidence Go Terms
flagellar motor stator protein MotAMotAYESPF01618 (HMM-CLUST): transporter, MotA/TolQ/ExbB proton channel family
TIGR03818 (HMM): flagellar motor stator protein MotA
flagellar motor stator protein MotBMotBYESPF00691 (HMM-CLUST): OmpA/MotB/Pal peptidoglycan-associating domain