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Monoderm bacteria: the new frontier for type IV pilus biology

Authors
  • Pelicic, Vladimir1
  • 1 Imperial College London, UK , (United Kingdom)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Molecular Microbiology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Oct 08, 2019
Volume
112
Issue
6
Pages
1674–1683
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14397
PMID: 31556183
PMCID: PMC6916266
Source
PubMed Central
License
Unknown
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Abstract

Type IV pili (Tfp) have been studied for decades, primarily because they are widespread weapons in pathogenic bacteria. An in‐depth understanding of how these filamentous nanomachines are assembled and function, which is yet to be achieved, could have important consequences for human health. Here, I review the current state of the art of the field in bacteria with one membrane, which have only recently emerged as an advantageous model for studying Tfp biology.

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