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Archaea. 2010 Jul 7;2010:608243. doi: 10.1155/2010/608243.

Shaping the archaeal cell envelope.

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Centre for Integrative Biology, Microbial Genomics, Via delle Regole 101, 38123 Mattarello, Italy.

Abstract

Although archaea have a similar cellular organization as other prokaryotes, the lipid composition of their membranes and their cell surface is unique. Here we discuss recent developments in our understanding of the archaeal protein secretion mechanisms, the assembly of macromolecular cell surface structures, and the release of S-layer-coated vesicles from the archaeal membrane.

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20671907
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PMC2910488
DOI:
10.1155/2010/608243
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