Membrane topology of the Bacillus anthracis GerH germinant receptor proteins.

  title={Membrane topology of the Bacillus anthracis GerH germinant receptor proteins.},
  author={Mary E Wilson and Paul E Carlson and Brian K. Janes and Philip C Hanna},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={194 6},
Bacillus anthracis spores are the etiologic agent of anthrax. Nutrient germinant receptors (nGRs) packaged within the inner membrane of the spore sense the presence of specific stimuli in the environment and trigger the process of germination, quickly returning the bacterium to the metabolically active, vegetative bacillus. This ability to sense the host environment and initiate germination is a required step in the infectious cycle. The nGRs are comprised of three subunits: the A-, B-, and C… CONTINUE READING


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