Time for bacteria to slow down.
Armitage JP., Berry RM.
The speed of the bacterial flagellar motor is thought to be regulated by structural changes in the motor. Two new studies, Boehm et al. (2010) in this issue and Paul et al. (2010) in Molecular Cell, now show that cyclic di-GMP also regulates flagellar motor speed through interactions between the cyclic di-GMP binding protein YcgR and the motor proteins.