Kinetics of pore formation by the Bacillus thuringiensis toxin Cry1Ac.

After binding to specific receptors, Cry toxins form pores in the midgut apical membrane of susceptible insects. The receptors could form part of the pore structure or simply catalyze pore formation and consequently be recycled. To discriminate between these possibilities, the kinetics of pore formation in brush border membrane vesicles isolated from… CONTINUE READING