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Architectures and biogenesis of non-flagellar protein appendages in gram-negative bacteria

Fronzes, Remi and Remaut, Han and Waksman, Gabriel (2008) Architectures and biogenesis of non-flagellar protein appendages in gram-negative bacteria. Embo Journal 27 (17), pp. 2271-2280. ISSN 0261-4189.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/emboj.2008.155

Abstract

Bacteria commonly expose non-flagellar proteinaceous appendages on their outer surfaces. These extracellular structures, called pili or fimbriae, are employed in attachment and invasion, biofilm formation, cell motility or protein and DNA transport across membranes. Over the past 15 years, the power of molecular and structural techniques has revolutionalized our understanding of the biogenesis, structure, function and mode of action of these bacterial organelles. Here, we review the five known classes of Gram-negative non-flagellar appendages from a biosynthetic and structural point of view.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): bacterial pathogenesis, fimbriae, pilus, secretion system
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2010 14:09
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:17
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/1157

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