Joseph Mazar

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Two-partner secretion (TPS) is the most widely distributed secretion pathway known. These systems export large exoproteins through highly conserved channel-forming beta-barrel proteins. Filamentous haemagglutinin (FHA), expressed by Bordetella species, is the prototypical TPS family member. Here we show that the C-terminus of mature FHA, as opposed to the(More)
Two-partner secretion (TPS) systems, which export large proteins to the surface and/or extracellular milieu of Gram-negative bacteria, are members of a large superfamily of protein translocation systems that are widely distributed in animals, plants and fungi, in addition to nearly all groups of Gram-negative bacteria. Recent intense research on TPS systems(More)
Bacteria of the Bordetella genus cause respiratory tract infections. Both broad host range (e.g. Bordetella bronchiseptica) and human-adapted (e.g. Bordetella pertussis) strains produce a surface-exposed and secreted protein called filamentous haemagglutinin (FHA) that functions in adherence and immunomodulation. Previous studies using B. pertussis and(More)
Two-partner secretion (TPS) systems use β-barrel proteins of the Omp85-TpsB superfamily to transport large exoproteins across the outer membranes of Gram-negative bacteria. The Bordetella FHA/FhaC proteins are prototypical of TPS systems in which the exoprotein contains a large C-terminal prodomain that is removed during translocation. Although it is known(More)
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