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Protein delivery into eukaryotic cells by type III secretion machines.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Molecular Biology (Faculty of Science and Technology). (Wolf-Watz)
2006 (English)In: Nature, ISSN 1476-4687, Vol. 444, no 7119, 567-73 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Bacteria that have sustained long-standing close associations with eukaryotic hosts have evolved specific adaptations to survive and replicate in this environment. Perhaps one of the most remarkable of those adaptations is the type III secretion system (T3SS)--a bacterial organelle that has specifically evolved to deliver bacterial proteins into eukaryotic cells. Although originally identified in a handful of pathogenic bacteria, T3SSs are encoded by a large number of bacterial species that are symbiotic or pathogenic for humans, other animals including insects or nematodes, and plants. The study of these systems is leading to unique insights into not only organelle assembly and protein secretion but also mechanisms of symbiosis and pathogenesis.

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2006. Vol. 444, no 7119, 567-73 p.
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Bacterial Physiology, Bacterial Proteins/physiology/*secretion, Molecular Chaperones/physiology, Molecular Mimicry, Multiprotein Complexes/physiology, Protein Sorting Signals/physiology, Salmonella typhimurium/physiology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16690PubMedID: 17136086OAI: diva2:156363
Available from: 2007-10-09 Created: 2007-10-09 Last updated: 2011-01-11Bibliographically approved

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