Promiscuous cross-seeding between bacterial amyloids promotes interspecies biofilms.

  title={Promiscuous cross-seeding between bacterial amyloids promotes interspecies biofilms.},
  author={Yizhou Zhou and Daniel Smith and Bryan J Leong and Kristoffer Br{\"a}nnstr{\"o}m and Fredrik Almqvist and Matthew R Chapman},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  volume={287 42},
Amyloids are highly aggregated proteinaceous fibers historically associated with neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and prion-based encephalopathies. Polymerization of amyloidogenic proteins into ordered fibers can be accelerated by preformed amyloid aggregates derived from the same protein in a process called seeding. Seeding of disease-associated amyloids and prions is highly specific and cross-seeding is usually limited or prevented. Here we describe the first… CONTINUE READING


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