The Hrp pilus: learning from flagella.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Plant pathogenic bacteria deliver avirulence and virulence effector proteins into plant cells via the hrp-gene-encoded type III secretion system. A key component of this secretion system is a surface appendage called the Hrp pilus. Recent results suggest that the Hrp pilus serves as a conduit for type III protein secretion and that it is assembled in a manner similar to the flagellum. The Hrp pilus is likely to be the functional equivalent of the needle extension, assembled by type III secretion systems of mammalian pathogenic bacteria.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • He, SY; Jin, Q

Published Date

  • February 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 19

PubMed ID

  • 12615214

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0364

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1369-5274

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s1369-5274(02)00007-3


  • eng