The structure of the outer membrane protein OmpX from Escherichia coli reveals possible mechanisms of virulence.Vogt, J., Schulz, G.E.
(1999) Structure 7: 1301-1309
- PubMed: 10545325
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(00)80063-5
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- PubMed Abstract:
The integral outer membrane protein X (OmpX) from Escherichia coli belongs to a family of highly conserved bacterial proteins that promote bacterial adhesion to and entry into mammalian cells. Moreover, these proteins have a role in the resistance against attack by the human complement system. Here we present the first crystal structure of a member of this family.
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