Membrane vesicles, nanopods and/or nanotubes produced by hyperthermophilic archaea of the genus Thermococcus.

@article{Marguet2013MembraneVN,
  title={Membrane vesicles, nanopods and/or nanotubes produced by hyperthermophilic archaea of the genus Thermococcus.},
  author={Evelyne Marguet and Marie Gaudin and Emilie Gauliard and Isabelle Fourquaux and Stephane le Blond du Plouy and Ikuo Matsui and Patrick Forterre},
  journal={Biochemical Society transactions},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={436-42}
}
Thermococcus species produce MVs (membrane vesicles) into their culture medium. These MVs are formed by a budding process from the cell envelope, similar to ectosome formation in eukaryotic cells. The major protein present in MVs of Thermococci is a peptide-binding receptor of the OppA (oligopeptide-binding protein A) family. In addition, some of them contain a homologue of stomatin, a universal membrane protein involved in vesiculation. MVs produced by Thermococcus species can recruit… CONTINUE READING