Keeping the Wolves at Bay: Antitoxins of Prokaryotic Type II Toxin-Antitoxin Systems

Abstract

In their initial stages of discovery, prokaryotic toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems were confined to bacterial plasmids where they function to mediate the maintenance and stability of usually low- to medium-copy number plasmids through the post-segregational killing of any plasmid-free daughter cells that developed. Their eventual discovery as nearly ubiquitous… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2016.00009

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@inproceedings{Chan2016KeepingTW, title={Keeping the Wolves at Bay: Antitoxins of Prokaryotic Type II Toxin-Antitoxin Systems}, author={Wai Ting Chan and Manuel Espinosa and Chew Chieng Yeo}, booktitle={Front. Mol. Biosci.}, year={2016} }