Outer membrane vesicles – offensive weapons or good Samaritans?

  title={Outer membrane vesicles – offensive weapons or good Samaritans?},
  author={Ingar Olsen and Atsuo Amano},
  booktitle={Journal of oral microbiology},
Outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) from Gram-negative bacteria were first considered as artifacts and were followed with disbelief and bad reputation. Later, their existence was accepted and they became characterized as bacterial bombs, virulence bullets, and even decoys. Today, we know that OMVs also can be involved in cell-cell signaling/communication and be mediators of immune regulation and cause disease protection. Furthermore, OMVs represent a distinct bacterial secretion pathway selecting… CONTINUE READING
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