Secretion by numbers: Protein traffic in prokaryotes

Anastasias Economou, Peter J. Christie, Rachel C. Fernandez, Tracy Palmer, Greg V. Plano, Anthony P. Pugsley

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Almost all aspects of protein traffic in bacteria were covered at the ASM-FEMS meeting on the topic in Iraklio, Crete in May 2006. The studies presented ranged from mechanistic analysis of specific events leading proteins to their final destinations to the physiological roles of the targeted proteins. Among the highlights from the meeting that are reviewed here are the molecular dynamics of SecA protein, membrane protein insertion, type III secretion needles and chaperones, type IV secretion, the two partner and autosecretion systems, the 'secretion competent state', and the recently discovered type VI secretion system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-319
Number of pages12
JournalMolecular Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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