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Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Feb;2(1):25-9.

Biochemistry of type IV secretion.

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CBER, US Food and Drug Administration HFM-434, Building 29 Room 418 8800 Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20892 USA.


In the past year, our knowledge of type IV transporters of Gram-negative bacteria has further expanded. Advances include the discovery of additional members of this family of proteins, increased knowledge of the morphologies of type IV transporters, and a better understanding of the mechanisms by which macromolecules are exported by these systems.

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