Escherichia coli K-12 substr. MG1655 Polypeptide: flagellar M-ring protein FliF; basal-body MS(membrane and supramembrane)-ring and collar protein

Gene: fliF Accession Numbers: EG11347 (EcoCyc), b1938, ECK1936

Synonyms: flaAII.1, flaBI

Regulation Summary Diagram: ?

Regulation summary diagram for fliF

Component of:
Flagellar Motor Complex (extended summary available)
Flagellum (extended summary available)

FliF is the basic subunit that polymerizes to form the MS ring structure complex of the flagellar basal body [Ueno92].

Gene Citations: [Al97]

Locations: inner membrane, cell projection

Map Position: [2,011,253 -> 2,012,911] (43.35 centisomes, 156°)
Length: 1659 bp / 552 aa

Molecular Weight of Polypeptide: 60.589 kD (from nucleotide sequence)

Unification Links: ASAP:ABE-0006454 , CGSC:17707 , DIP:DIP-401N , EchoBASE:EB1323 , EcoGene:EG11347 , EcoliWiki:b1938 , OU-Microarray:b1938 , PortEco:fliF , PR:PRO_000022657 , Pride:P25798 , Protein Model Portal:P25798 , RefSeq:NP_416448 , RegulonDB:EG11347 , String:511145.b1938 , UniProt:P25798

Relationship Links: InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR000067 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR006182 , InterPro:IN-FAMILY:IPR013556 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF01514 , Pfam:IN-FAMILY:PF08345 , Prints:IN-FAMILY:PR01009

Gene-Reaction Schematic: ?

Gene-Reaction Schematic

Genetic Regulation Schematic: ?

Genetic regulation schematic for fliF

GO Terms:

Biological Process: GO:0008152 - metabolic process Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0071973 - bacterial-type flagellum-dependent cell motility Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Molecular Function: GO:0005515 - protein binding Inferred from experiment [Hauser14, Rajagopala14, Rajagopala09, Marykwas96]
GO:0003774 - motor activity Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
Cellular Component: GO:0005886 - plasma membrane Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11, UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0009288 - bacterial-type flagellum Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0009425 - bacterial-type flagellum basal body Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11]
GO:0009431 - bacterial-type flagellum basal body, MS ring Inferred by computational analysis [GOA01a]
GO:0016020 - membrane Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]
GO:0016021 - integral component of membrane Inferred by computational analysis [UniProtGOA11a]

MultiFun Terms: cell processes motility, chemotaxis, energytaxis (aerotaxis, redoxtaxis etc)
cell structure flagella
metabolism biosynthesis of macromolecules (cellular constituents) flagellum

Essentiality data for fliF knockouts: ?

Growth Medium Growth? T (°C) O2 pH Osm/L Growth Observations
LB enriched Yes 37 Aerobic 6.95   Yes [Gerdes03, Comment 1]
LB Lennox Yes 37 Aerobic 7   Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]
M9 medium with 1% glycerol Yes 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.35 Yes [Joyce06, Comment 3]
MOPS medium with 0.4% glucose Yes 37 Aerobic 7.2 0.22 Yes [Baba06, Comment 2]

Last-Curated ? 31-Oct-2006 by Johnson A , TIGR

Subunit of: Flagellar Motor Complex

Subunit composition of Flagellar Motor Complex = [(FliG)26(FliM)34(FliN)][FlgH][MotA][MotB][FlgB][FlgC][FlgF][FlgG][FlgI][FliF][FliE]
         Flagellar Motor Switch Complex = (FliG)26(FliM)34(FliN) (extended summary available)
                 flagellar motor switch protein FliG = FliG (summary available)
                 flagellar motor switch protein FliM = FliM (summary available)
                 flagellar motor switch protein FliN = FliN (summary available)
         flagellar L-ring protein FlgH; basal-body outer-membrane L (lipopolysaccharide layer) ring protein = FlgH (summary available)
         MotA protein, proton conductor component of motor; no effect on switching = MotA (summary available)
         MotB protein, enables flagellar motor rotation, linking torque machinery to cell wall = MotB (summary available)
         flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgB = FlgB (summary available)
         flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgC = FlgC (summary available)
         flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgF = FlgF (summary available)
         flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgG = FlgG (summary available)
         flagellar P-ring protein FlgI = FlgI (summary available)
         flagellar M-ring protein FliF; basal-body MS(membrane and supramembrane)-ring and collar protein = FliF (summary available)
         flagellar basal-body protein FliE = FliE (summary available)

Component of: Flagellum (extended summary available)

The bacterial flagellar motor of Escherichia coli is a complex of about 20 different parts no more than 50 nm in diameter. It is capable of spinning clockwise (CW) or counterclockwise (CCW) at speeds approaching 100 Hz, propelling the corkscrew shaped flagellar filaments (FliC subunits) and generating motion. E. coli are peritrichously flagellated (peri, around, trichos, hair) with usually four motor/filament structures arranged randomly around the sides of the cell and extending out several body lengths. When the motors turn CCW, the filaments bundle together in a coordinated effort which pushes the cell steadily forward in a "run". Conversely, when the direction of motor rotation is switched to CW, the coordination of the flagellar bundle is disrupted and the cell tumbles randomly and then starts out in a new direction based on concentrations of attractants or repellents which control the motor switching mechanism [Berg03]. Flagella motors also adapt to mechanical stimuli (ie. sudden changes in load) by changing their speed and CW bias [Lele13].

The bacterial flagellar motor core is made up of a complex group of protein constituents. There are four rod proteins (FlgB, FlgC, FlgF and FlgG) and three ring proteins (FlgH, FlgI and FliF) which form the L, P and MS rings, respectively. These three rings, through which the rod passes, are embedded in the cell wall. The outer two rings, L (FlgH) and P (FlgI), are spaced apart and linked by a cylindrical wall. The inner two rings, S and M, are in direct contact and comprise a single protein (FliF) known as the "MS ring". The three rings, according to their known biochemical and geometrical properties, occupy distinct locations within the intact cell, with the L ring in the plane of the outer lipopolysaccharide membrane, the P ring in the plane of the peptidoglycan layer and the MS ring (membrane/supramembrane) in and above the cell membrane [Berg03].

The MS ring is the first substructure of the flagellar structure to be assembled and serves as the base structure for bacterial flagellar assembly and to anchor the flagellum in the cytoplasmic membrane [Grunenfelder03, Suzuki98]. There are about 26 copies of FliF monomer in each MS (membrane and supramembrane) ring complex [Sosinsky92]. The complex consists of the MS rings as well as a proximal portion of the rod in the flagellar basal body [Suzuki98]. FliF is firmly attached to the distal side of FliG, which interacts with the stator protein complex to generate torque [Suzuki04]. Assembly of the MS ring can occur in the absence of any of the other components of the flagellar structure [Katayama96] and the subsequent distal structural components (with the exception of the P and the L rings) are assembled via single-file export through the MS ring structure coupled with the transport apparatus complex of proteins [Macnab03]. This type of export is termed the flagellar-specific type III secretion system and it is highly similar in appearance and sequence homology to the type III pathways used for virulence secretion. The P and L rings are exported through the primary, or Sec, pathway [Macnab03].

FliE is a component of the basal body assembly. FliE has been shown to physically interact with FlgB and is thought to be a structural adapter between the FliF (MS) ring and the rod, a rotational component which is situated transverse to the outer membrane and peptidoglycan layers [Minamino00].

FlgB, FlgC, FlgF, and FlgG are four proteins that comprise the rod section of the basal-body assembly of the flagellar motor. The rod is a rotational component which is situated transverse to the outer membrane and peptidoglycan layers and is circumscribed by a set of four rings which lie in a horizontal plane within the inner and outer membranes of the cell envelope. The rod acts as a drive shaft to transmit torque from the motor through the flexible hook to the flagellar filament thus allowing for bacterial locomotion [Jones90]. FlgG is a distal component of the basal body rod [SaijoHamano04, Berg03].

FliM and FliN make up the C-ring, which is located inside (cytoplasmic) the cell. Together with FliG, FliM and FliN make up the switch complex which is essential for assembly, rotation and directional control [Welch93]. Although at least one study [Thomas99] suggests that the MS and C rings rotate relative to one another, the consensus seems to be that the MS and the C-rings rotate as a unit, and together form the rotor of the motor. Mutation deletion studies of the fliG, fliM and fliN [Yamaguchi86] resulted in defects in motor rotation control.

MotA and MotB are thought to form a torque-generating stator complex. MotA and MotB have shown to co-isolate in binding studies [Tang96]. MotA and MotB are membrane embedded and do not fractionate with the other hook-basal body proteins [Ridgway77]. Both proteins span the cytoplasmic membrane with MotA having four membrane-spanning alpha-helical segments and about two-thirds of its mass in the cytoplasm [Blair91, Zhou95]. MotB has one membrane-spanning alpha-helix but the majority of the molecule is in the periplasmic space with a peptidoglycan-binding domain near its C-terminus [Chun88]. MotB is thought to anchor MotA to the cell wall's rigid framework, allowing the MotA/MotB complex to serve as the stationary stator of the flagellar motor [Berg03]. Mutations in MotB near the region where it is thought to be bound to the peptidoglycan region result in the apparent misalignment of the stator and rotor [Garza96]. MotA and MotB are arranged in a circular fashion around the MS and C-rings. In freeze-fracture electron microscopy, MotA and MotB can be visualized as circular "ring particles" or "studs" lying in a plane within the inner membrane of Escherichia coli [Khan88a]. The stoichiometric composition per motor has been determined as being MotA4 MotB2 [Kojima04, Braun04]. Studies using GFP-labeled MotB revealed 11 stators per motor complex, each composed of two copies of MotB and four copies of MotA [Reid06, Leake06]. Direct observation of rotation steps in a Na+-driven chimaeric flagellar motor supports the evidence for 11 stators per motor complex [Sowa05]. The results from cross-linking studies have been used to examine the organization of some transmembrane helices in MotA and MotB and to develop a model for the overall organization of the entire MotA-MotB complex [Kim08a].

The MotA/MotB complex conducts protons across the membrane and then couples this proton flow to rotational torque of the motor [Kojima04] in a process that involves the protonation/deprotonation of the Asp32 residue of MotB [Zhou98a, Braun01]. Two proton channels are formed per complex, with two copies of MotA forming eight transmembrane segments and one additional transmembrane segment coming from one copy of MotB [Braun04]. Mutation suppression studies of motA and motB [Garza96a, Garza95] indicate that MotA and MotB may interact with each other as well as with FliG (which is located at the cytoplasmic face at the periphery of the MS-ring and is thought to comprise part of the rotor of the flagellar motor). Charged residues have been defined in MotA's cytoplasmic domain which are critical for interaction with oppositely charged groups in the C-terminal domain of FliG [Zhou97, Zhou98b, Yakushi06]. The electrostatic interactions between these pairs of charged groups at the rotor-stator interface are thought to play a significant role in torque generation. The torque necessary for flagellar rotation, then, is apparently generated by the protonation and deprotonation of Asp32 of MotB, which then results in a conformational modulation of MotA. This results in an alteration in the interactions between a specific charged region of MotA's cytoplasmic domain and a complementary charged region in the C-terminal domain of FliG [Berg03].

Deletion mutation studies [Macnab92] have shown that FliG, FliM, FliN, MotA and MotB are the only proteins that function specifically in motor rotation since mutations in only these proteins result in cessation of rotation but not in flagellar assembly.

Reviews: [Morimoto14]

Subunit of: Flagellum

Subunit composition of Flagellum = [([FliG]26[FliM]34[FliN])(FlgH)(MotA)(MotB)(FlgB)(FlgC)(FlgF)(FlgG)(FlgI)(FliF)(FliE)][(FlhA)(FlhB)(FliO)(FliP)(FliQ)(FliR)(FliH)12(FliI)6(FliJ)][FlgE]120[FlgK][FlgL][FliC][FliD]5
         Flagellar Motor Complex = ([FliG]26[FliM]34[FliN])(FlgH)(MotA)(MotB)(FlgB)(FlgC)(FlgF)(FlgG)(FlgI)(FliF)(FliE) (extended summary available)
                 Flagellar Motor Switch Complex = (FliG)26(FliM)34(FliN) (extended summary available)
                         flagellar motor switch protein FliG = FliG (summary available)
                         flagellar motor switch protein FliM = FliM (summary available)
                         flagellar motor switch protein FliN = FliN (summary available)
                 flagellar L-ring protein FlgH; basal-body outer-membrane L (lipopolysaccharide layer) ring protein = FlgH (summary available)
                 MotA protein, proton conductor component of motor; no effect on switching = MotA (summary available)
                 MotB protein, enables flagellar motor rotation, linking torque machinery to cell wall = MotB (summary available)
                 flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgB = FlgB (summary available)
                 flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgC = FlgC (summary available)
                 flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgF = FlgF (summary available)
                 flagellar basal-body rod protein FlgG = FlgG (summary available)
                 flagellar P-ring protein FlgI = FlgI (summary available)
                 flagellar M-ring protein FliF; basal-body MS(membrane and supramembrane)-ring and collar protein = FliF (summary available)
                 flagellar basal-body protein FliE = FliE (summary available)
         Flagellar Export Apparatus = (FlhA)(FlhB)(FliO)(FliP)(FliQ)(FliR)(FliH)12(FliI)6(FliJ) (extended summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FlhA = FlhA (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FlhB = FlhB (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FliO = FliO (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FliP = FliP (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FliQ = FliQ (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FliR = FliR (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FliH = FliH (summary available)
                 flagellum-specific ATP synthase FliI = FliI (summary available)
                 flagellar biosynthesis protein FliJ = FliJ (summary available)
         flagellar hook protein FlgE = FlgE (summary available)
         flagellar biosynthesis, hook-filament junction protein 1 = FlgK (summary available)
         flagellar biosynthesis; hook-filament junction protein = FlgL (summary available)
         flagellar biosynthesis; flagellin, filament structural protein = FliC (summary available)
         flagellar cap protein FliD; filament capping protein; enables filament assembly = FliD (summary available)

The flagellum is a molecular machine with a proton motive force driven rotary motor which rotates a long, curved filament allowing the cell to swim in a liquid environment. Some of the evidence for the structure and function of the flagellum comes from experiments involving Salmonella typhiumurium flagella; however, this evidence is generally believed to apply to the homologous system in E. coli as well.

The three major components of the flagellum are the basal body located within the membranes, and the hook and filament which extend from the basal body outward. The basal body contains the Flagellar Motor Complex and the Flagellar Export Apparatus. The hook is a polymer of FlgE proteins connected to the rod of the basal body. The filament is a polymer of FliC proteins joined to the hook by the FlgK and FlgL hook-filament junction proteins and capped by the filament capping protein, FliD.

The FlgE subunits form 11 parallel rows or protofilaments on the hook's cylindrical surface. Two hook filament junction proteins, FlgK and FlgL, join the hook to the filament [Berg03]. FlgK and FlgL are exported from the cytoplasm with the help of the chaperone FlgN [Fraser99a, Bennett01] via the type III flagellar export apparatus once hook assembly is complete [Kutsukake94].

The 20,000 or so FliC subunits form 11 parallel rows or protofilaments on the filament's cylindrical surface. There are two packing configurations which result in either a left- or a right-handed helical orientation depending on whether the subunits are packed into "long" or "short" protofilaments, respectively. If both types of protofilaments are present simultaneously, the helical filament has both curvature as well as twist with the short protofilaments aligned along the inside of the helix. Each filament is driven at a rotational speed of around 100 Hz by a membrane-embedded rotary motor at its base capable of switching direction of rotation in response to signals from the chemotaxis system. Flagellar/motor complexes are located peritrichously around the outside of the cell with 4, on average, per cell. They originate at random points on its sides and extend several cell body lengths out into the medium. During smooth swimming, their rotation is counterclockwise, causing the flagella to bundle together and propel the cell forward. When the flagellar motor switches to clockwise, the filament's helical orientation transforms from a left-handed supercoil to a right-handed supercoil. The transformation first occurs at the base of the filaments and propagates quickly to the distal end causing the filament bundles to fall apart smoothly which results in tumbling. The run usually lasts for a few seconds followed by the tumble for a fraction of a second. The flagellar filament is connected proximally to a flexible hook structure which is a polymer of FlgE subunits, via two hook-filament junction proteins (FlgK and FlgL) and distally to the flagellar cap, FliD [Hasegawa98, Berg03, Samatey01].

The cap complex consists of five subunits of FliD, which form a pentagonal plate domain and axially extended leg-like domains which insert into cavities at the distal end of the growing filament [Maki98]. The resulting space formed under the cap plate serves as a folding chamber for the FliC flagellin subunits that have just been exported to the distal end of the nascent flagella [Yonekura00]. The leg-like domains of the flagellar cap allow for limited flexibility, permitting insertion of newly folded FliC into an indentation or open gap caused by a symmetry mismatch between the cap and the filament's distal end [Yonekura00]. Upon incorporation of a FliC monomer into the indentation, the cap complex rotates and moves up through conformational rearrangement of the leg-like domains. This creates a new open gap indentation which serves as the next flagellin binding site [MakiYonekura03, Minamino04].

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Sequence Features

Protein sequence of flagellar M-ring protein FliF; basal-body MS(membrane and supramembrane)-ring and collar protein with features indicated

Feature Class Location Citations Comment
Transmembrane-Region 23 -> 43
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;
Sequence-Conflict 260
[Chung97, UniProt15]
UniProt: (in Ref. 1; BAA14029).
Sequence-Conflict 266
[Chung97, UniProt15]
UniProt: (in Ref. 1; BAA14029).
Transmembrane-Region 447 -> 467
UniProt: Helical;; Non-Experimental Qualifier: potential;
Sequence-Conflict 541
[Chung97, UniProt15]
UniProt: (in Ref. 1).

Gene Local Context (not to scale): ?

Gene local context diagram

Transcription Units:

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10/20/97 Gene b1938 from Blattner lab Genbank (v. M52) entry merged into EcoCyc gene EG11347.


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MakiYonekura03: Maki-Yonekura S, Yonekura K, Namba K (2003). "Domain movements of HAP2 in the cap-filament complex formation and growth process of the bacterial flagellum." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100(26);15528-33. PMID: 14673116

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Minamino00: Minamino T, Yamaguchi S, Macnab RM (2000). "Interaction between FliE and FlgB, a proximal rod component of the flagellar basal body of Salmonella." J Bacteriol 182(11);3029-36. PMID: 10809679

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Rajagopala14: Rajagopala SV, Sikorski P, Kumar A, Mosca R, Vlasblom J, Arnold R, Franca-Koh J, Pakala SB, Phanse S, Ceol A, Hauser R, Siszler G, Wuchty S, Emili A, Babu M, Aloy P, Pieper R, Uetz P (2014). "The binary protein-protein interaction landscape of Escherichia coli." Nat Biotechnol 32(3);285-90. PMID: 24561554

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