Structural basis of chaperone self-capping in P pilus biogenesis.


PapD is an immunoglobulin-like chaperone that mediates the assembly of P pili in uropathogenic strains of Escherichia coli. It binds and caps interactive surfaces on pilus subunits to prevent their premature associations in the periplasm. We elucidated the structural basis of a mechanism whereby PapD also interacts with itself, capping its own subunit… (More)

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