Secreted bacterial vesicles as good samaritans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Bacteriodes fragilis and polysaccharide A capsular antigen (PSA) produced by this commensal bacteria can mediate immune tolerance in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. When looking for naturally secreted forms of PSA, Shen et al. (2012) suprisingly found that PSA is packaged in outer membrane vesicles (OMVs), bacterial blebs with a disreputable past.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kuehn, MJ

Published Date

  • October 18, 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 392 - 393

PubMed ID

  • 23084908

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1934-6069

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chom.2012.10.005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States