Protein toxins and membrane transport

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1998 Aug;10(4):530-6. doi: 10.1016/s0955-0674(98)80069-0.


Recently, protein toxins have provided novel information on the anatomy of the machinery that mediates vesicle docking and fusion with target membranes within the cell. Their use is being extended to the study of the physiology of these processes in different cells and tissues, as well as to the intracellular pathways of membrane transport.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism
  • Bacterial Proteins / physiology*
  • Bacterial Toxins*
  • Biological Transport
  • Cell Membrane / physiology*
  • Cytotoxins / physiology*
  • Endocytosis
  • Exocytosis
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Humans


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Bacterial Toxins
  • Cytotoxins
  • VacA protein, Helicobacter pylori