Structural mimicry in bacterial virulence

@article{Stebbins2001StructuralMI,
  title={Structural mimicry in bacterial virulence},
  author={C Erec Stebbins and Jorge E. Gal{\'a}n},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2001},
  volume={412},
  pages={701-705}
}
An important mechanism underlying the strategies used by microbial pathogens to manipulate cellular functions is that of functional mimicry of host activities. In some cases, mimicry is achieved through virulence factors that are direct homologues of host proteins. In others, convergent evolution has produced new effectors that, although having no obvious… CONTINUE READING