Virulence functions of autotransporter proteins.

  title={Virulence functions of autotransporter proteins.},
  author={Ian R. Henderson and James P Nataro},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={69 3},
Bacterial pathogens must execute a prodigious array of complex functions in order to survive, multiply, and disseminate within mammalian hosts. Virulence determinants are usually proteinaceous in nature and are often either secreted to the bacterial cell surface or released into the external environment. Although secreted virulence proteins serve many divergent functions, remarkably, gram-negative bacteria have developed only a small number of secretion systems by which such proteins pass… CONTINUE READING
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