Dual role of the MgtC virulence factor in host and non-host environments.


MgtC is required for intramacrophage replication of intracellular pathogens and growth in low Mg(2+) medium. A link between these two phenotypes has been proposed due to putative Mg(2+) deprivation inside phagosome. MgtC is part of a family of proteins that share a conserved N-terminal transmembrane domain and a variable C-terminal domain. A combination of… (More)


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