Molecular mechanism of bacterial type 1 and P pili assembly.

Abstract

The formation of adhesive surface structures called pili or fimbriae ('bacterial hair') is an important contributor towards bacterial pathogenicity and persistence. To fight often chronic or recurrent bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, it is necessary to understand the molecular mechanism of the nanomachines assembling such pili. Here… (More)
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0153

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