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    Title: Probing Cell Wall Synthetic Dynamics by Bacterial Flagellar Motor in Escherichia coli
    Authors: 孫翊仁;Sun, Yi-Jen
    Contributors: 物理學系
    Keywords: 細菌細胞壁;大腸桿菌;細菌鞭毛馬達;螢光顯微鏡;Bacterial cell wall;Escherichia coli;Bacterial flagellar motor;Fluorescence microscopy
    Date: 2019-08-24
    Issue Date: 2019-09-03 15:01:08 (UTC+8)
    Publisher: 國立中央大學
    Abstract: 細菌需要不斷分裂來確保種族的延續,由於技術上的困難,在這個動態的生長與分裂過程中,我們對於細菌DNA複製的了解比細胞壁生合成的過程來的詳盡許多。因此在細菌分裂的過程中,有個簡單卻基本的問題我們尚未能解答:「母細菌如何在自身插入新的細胞壁來生成兩個子細胞的細胞壁結構?」
    我們將細菌鞭毛馬達標上螢光,並觀察在生長時馬達是如何位移的。利用馬達的位移,我們確認了細菌體中在生長時沒有細胞壁插入的部位以及其範圍。而當細菌在延長自身身長時,馬達在有細胞壁插入的部分會維持在同樣的相對位置,我們由此推論細菌身上任何部位細胞壁插入的速度都是等值的。在細菌進入分裂階段時,位於細菌中心的馬達會逐漸遠離中心,意味著新的細胞隔膜是完全由新的細胞壁材料所構成的。利用以上我們對細胞壁插入機制的了解,我們能利用Bernoulli-shift map來推測馬達在每一代細菌身上的位置。
    Bernoulli-shift map平滑化的函數特性告訴我們馬達在細菌表面上的分布是由新生成的馬達所決定的。我們用不同顏色的螢光染劑標記了不同時間點出生的馬達,證明了馬達分布所呈現的凹函數(Concave function)分布是由於馬達傾向於生成在細菌中心所造成的。
    ;Bacterial reproduction is a critical and dynamic life process. Here, we raise a simple yet fundamental question that how does the mother cell remodels the cell wall into two daughter cells? Compare to the DNA replication, we have far less understanding in the mechanism of cell wall remodeling due to the technical difficulties.
    In this thesis, we develop a new approach using membrane anchored protein as landmarks to study the cell wall synthesis dynamics. Bacterial flagellar motors (BFM) are membrane protein complexes anchored firmly on the cell wall. Thus BFMs position changes along with cell growth depend solely on the spatiotemporal coordinate of the cell wall insertion.
    By tracking fluorophore labeled BFMs in Escherichia coli while cell reproduce, we confirm the existence and determine the size of the cell wall growth inert zone. The normalized axial position of the motor remains constant while cell elongate, indicate a uniform axial cell wall insertion rate. During division, the mid-cell motors will be moved away from cell center indicating that the septum is completely formed by new cell wall material. With the understanding of the cell wall insertion, we built a modified Bernoulli-shift map to predict the position of the motors in each generation once it was formed.
    The smoothing property of the Bernoulli-shift map also indicate the motor distribution only determine by the newly born motor. With sequentially labeling motors with different color fluorophore, we are able to distinguish the newly born motors and confirm the concave distribution of the BFM is contributed by the preference of the motors to synthesize in the cell center.
    With this new experimental method, we open a new door to study the cell wall dynamics and membrane anchored proteins dynamics.
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