Intimin and Invasin Export Their C-Terminus to the Bacterial Cell Surface Using an Inverse Mechanism Compared to Classical Autotransport

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Invasin and intimin are major virulence factors of enteropathogenic Yersiniae and Escherichia coli, mediating invasion into and intimate adherence to host cells, respectively. Several studies have hinted that extracellular portion of these homologous proteins might be exported via an autotransport mechanism, but rigorous experimental proof has been lacking… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047069

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@inproceedings{Oberhettinger2012IntiminAI, title={Intimin and Invasin Export Their C-Terminus to the Bacterial Cell Surface Using an Inverse Mechanism Compared to Classical Autotransport}, author={Philipp Oberhettinger and M. A. Schuetz and Jack C. Leo and Nadja Heinz and Juergen Berger and Ingo Birger Autenrieth and Dirk Linke}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }