Véronique Viarre

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Pathogenic microorganisms have to face hostile environments while colonizing and infecting their hosts. Unfortunately, they can cope with it and have evolved a number of complex secretion systems, which direct virulence factors either at the bacterial cell surface into the environmental extracellular milieu or into the host cell cytosol. Six different(More)
Proteins within a cell are localized into specific cellular compartments, allowing compartmentalization of distinct tasks. If we consider lipid bilayers as compartments, then gram-negative bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa can target proteins to five distinct locations: the cytoplasm, the inner membrane, the periplasm, the outer membrane, and the(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen that uses a wide range of protein secretion systems to interact with its host. Genes encoding the PAO1 Hxc type II secretion system are linked to genes encoding phosphatases (LapA/LapB). Microarray genotyping suggested that Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates, including urinary tract (JJ692)(More)
Secretins are an unusual and important class of bacterial outer membrane (OM) proteins. They are involved in the transport of single proteins or macromolecular structures such as pili, needle complexes, and bacteriophages across the OM. Secretins are multimeric ring-shaped structures that form large pores in the OM. The targeting of such macromolecular(More)
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