Tipping the balance by manipulating post-translational modifications

Christopher A. Broberg, Kim Orth

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Bacteria use a variety of mechanisms during infection to ensure their survival including the delivery of virulence factors via a type III secretion system into the infected cell. The factors exhibit diverse activities that in many cases mimic eukaryotic mechanisms used by the host to defend against infection. Herein we describe a class of effectors that use post-translational modifications, some reversible and others irreversible, to manipulate host signaling systems to subvert the host response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Microbiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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