Adventures of a pore-forming toxin at the target cell surface

The past three years have shed light on how the pore-forming toxin aerolysin binds to its target cell and then hijacks cellular devices to promote its own polymerization and pore formation. This selective permeabilization of the plasma membrane has unexpected intracellular consequences that might explain the importance of aerolysin in Aeromonas pathogenicity


    Author address: Dept of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, 30 quai E. Ansermet, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland


    • VDG-REVIEW-2009-008

    Record created on 2009-02-02, modified on 2016-08-08


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