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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2000 Apr;3(2):203-9.

The biogenesis and assembly of bacterial membrane proteins.

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  • Genetics and Biochemistry Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-1810, USA. harris_bernstein@nih.gov


Bacterial proteins in the inner and outer membranes differ dramatically in their architecture. Although both types of proteins are transported across the inner membrane through a common pore, recent studies have identified distinct factors that target them to transport sites and catalyze proper folding.

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