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Chaperone-usher pathways: diversity and pilus assembly mechanism

Busch, Andreas and Waksman, Gabriel (2012) Chaperone-usher pathways: diversity and pilus assembly mechanism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367 (1592), pp. 1112-1122. ISSN 0962-8436.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): chaperone–usher, pilus biogenesis, host–pathogen interactions
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 09:23

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