Journal article

Proteomic Identification of Coxiella burnetii Effector Proteins Targeted to the Host Cell Mitochondria During Infection

Laura F Fielden, Nichollas E Scott, Catherine S Palmer, Chen Ai Khoo, Hayley J Newton, Diana Stojanovski

MOLECULAR & CELLULAR PROTEOMICS | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

Modulation of the host cell is integral to the survival and replication of microbial pathogens. Several intracellular bacterial pathogens deliver bacterial proteins, termed "effector proteins" into the host cell during infection by sophisticated protein translocation systems, which manipulate cellular processes and functions. The functional contribution of individual effectors is poorly characterized, particularly in intracellular bacterial pathogens with large effector protein repertoires. Technical caveats have limited the capacity to study these proteins during a native infection, with many effector proteins having only been demonstrated to be translocated during over-expression of tagged..

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