Crystal structure of the CusBA heavy-metal efflux complex of Escherichia coli

@article{Su2011CrystalSO,
  title={Crystal structure of the CusBA heavy-metal efflux complex of Escherichia coli},
  author={Chih-Chia Su and Feng Long and Michael T. Zimmermann and Kanagalaghatta R. Rajashankar and Robert L. Jernigan and Edward W. Yu},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011},
  volume={470},
  pages={558-562}
}
Gram-negative bacteria, such as Escherichia coli, expel toxic chemicals through tripartite efflux pumps that span both the inner and outer membrane. The three parts are an inner membrane, substrate-binding transporter; a membrane fusion protein; and an outer-membrane-anchored channel. The fusion protein connects the transporter to the channel within the… CONTINUE READING