Functional analysis of secA homologues from rickettsiae.

The molecular basis of protein secretion that underlines rickettsial pathogenesis remains unknown. This paper reports the molecular and functional analysis of the putative secA gene, an essential component of the Sec-dependent protein secretion pathway, from Rickettsia rickettsii and Rickettsia typhi, the aetiological agents of Rocky Mountain spotted fever… CONTINUE READING