Membrane potential changes during the first steps of coliphage infection.

Abstract

Immediately after adsorption, phages T4 and T5 induce a partial depolarization of the host cytoplasmic membrane. Infected bacteria respond to this phage-induced effect by a repolarization that leads to a new steady state of reduced membrane potential. The rate and extent of repolarization are adjusted to the intensity of depolarization, which depends on the… (More)

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@article{Labedan1981MembranePC, title={Membrane potential changes during the first steps of coliphage infection.}, author={Bernard Labedan and Lucienne Letellier}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1981}, volume={78 1}, pages={215-9} }