Twin Ushers Guide Pili across the Bacterial Outer Membrane

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The chaperone/usher pathway is responsible for the assembly of adhesive pili on the surface of gram-negative pathogenic bacteria. In this issue, Remaut et al. (2008) present the crystal structure of the PapC usher translocation domain and images of the FimD usher bound to a pilus translocation intermediate. These new structures provide the first detailed view of a translocase in action. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.




Daniels, R., & Normark, S. (2008, May 16). Twin Ushers Guide Pili across the Bacterial Outer Membrane. Cell.

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