A novel secretion apparatus for the assembly of adhesive bacterial pili.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The biogenesis of most types of bacterial pili requires two specialized proteins: a chaperone that caps the pilus subunits in the periplasm, and an outer membrane usher that receives the subunits and serves as an assembly platform. This secretion and assembly machinery is proposed to be a novel export apparatus found widely in Gram-negative pathogens.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jacob-Dubuisson, F; Kuehn, M; Hultgren, SJ

Published Date

  • May 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 50 - 55

PubMed ID

  • 7913856

Pubmed Central ID

  • 7913856

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0966-842X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0966-842x(93)90032-m


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England