type III secretion system


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type III secretion system

a syringelike apparatus used by some pathogenic bacteria, such as Yersinia pestis, to penetrate the plasma membrane of a host cell and inject toxin.
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Our findings showed that our designed vaccine can promote anti-PcrV antibodies and prevent the normal action of type III secretion system.
aeruginosa, by inhibiting normal function of Type III secretion system, and quorum-sensing system, respectively.
Development and evaluation of a real-time PCR assay targeting the type III secretion system of Burkholderia pseudomallei.
We further examined the intimin subtype by sequencing the eae gene, the chromosome integration site of the locus of enterocyte effacement encoding the eae gene and a set of type III secretion system genes, and the presence and subtype of the cdtB gene as described (5).
No evidence for the presence of one of the key genes (sctT) of the pathogenicity island-associated type III secretion system of C.
Type III secretion system in Chlamydia species: identified members and candidates.
His main research interests include developing new tools to identify bacterial pathogens and regulate gene expression of type III secretion systems in enteroinvasive bacteria.