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Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Mar 8;21(3):286-289. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.001.

From Striking Out to Striking Gold: Discovering that Type VI Secretion Targets Bacteria.

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1
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.
2
Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA.
3
Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA. Electronic address: mougous@u.washington.edu.

Abstract

Specialized secretion systems are infamous for their contribution to host-pathogen interactions. Our discovery that the type VI secretion system delivers toxins between bacterial cells has broadened our understanding of how both pathogens and non-pathogens interact with one another, whether within or outside of the host.

KEYWORDS:

competition; interbacterial; microbiome; polymorphic toxin; secretome

PMID:
28279332
DOI:
10.1016/j.chom.2017.02.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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