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. 2015 Aug;23(8):452-4.
doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2015.07.001. Epub 2015 Jul 11.

Entry and Exit of Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins

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Entry and Exit of Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins

Rajeev Misra. Trends Microbiol. .

Abstract

The sites of new outer membrane protein (OMP) deposition and the fate of pre-existing OMPs are still enigmatic despite numerous concerted efforts. Rassam et al. identified mid-cell regions as the primary entry points for new OMP insertion in clusters, driving the pre-existing OMP clusters towards cell poles for long-term storage.

Keywords: insertion sites; long-term storage; outer membrane proteins; protein clusters; β-barrels.

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