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Physiology (Bethesda). 2005 Oct;20:326-39.

Type III secretion: more systems than you think.

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Biozentrum der Universit├Ąt Basel, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland.

Abstract

The type III secretion (T3S) pathway allows bacteria to inject effector proteins into the cytosol of target animal or plant cells. T3S systems evolved into seven families that were distributed among Gram-negative bacteria by horizontal gene transfer. There are probably a few hundred effectors interfering with control and signaling in eukaryotic cells and offering a wealth of new tools to cell biologists.

PMID:
16174872
DOI:
10.1152/physiol.00011.2005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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