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Chaperone-usher pathways: diversity and pilus assembly mechanism

By Andreas Busch and Gabriel Waksman

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Up to eight different types of secretion systems, and several more subtypes, have been described in Gram-negative bacteria. Here, we focus on the diversity and assembly mechanism of one of the best-studied secretion systems, the widespread chaperone–usher pathway known to assemble and secrete adhesive surface structures, called pili or fimbriae, which play essential roles in targeting bacterial pathogens to the host

Topics: bcs
Publisher: The Royal Society
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bbk.ac.uk.oai2:4647
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