Latest Secretion Stories
Bile secretions in the small intestine send signals to disease-causing gut bacteria allowing them to change their behavior to maximize their chances of surviving.
Scientists studying how bacteria under stress collectively weigh and initiate different survival strategies say they have gained new insights into how humans make strategic decisions that affect their health, wealth and the fate of others in society.
Scientists are building a clearer image of the machinery employed by bacteria to spread antibiotic resistance or cause diseases such as whooping cough, peptic stomach ulcers and legionnaires' disease.
U.S. government scientists say they have decoded the structure of a protein complex secretion system that is essential for infection. The research, conducted in part at the U.S.
New details of the composition and structure of a needlelike protein complex on the surface of certain bacteria may help scientists develop new strategies to thwart infection.
Several bacterial pathogens use toxins to manipulate human host cells, ultimately disturbing cellular signal transduction.
A single crafty protein allows the deadly bacterium Salmonella enterica to both invade cells lining the intestine and hijack cellular functions to avoid destruction, Yale researchers report in the April 17 issue of the journal Cell.
HZI researchers identify molecular signal pathway in diarrhea illnesses
New insights into how plant toxin ricin kills cells could help scientists develop drugs to counteract poisonings
By Glick, Bernard R Todorovic, Biljana; Czarny, Jennifer; Cheng, Zhenyu; Duan, Jin; McConkey, Brendan To date, there has been only limited commercial use of plant growth-promoting bacteria in agriculture, horticulture, and silviculture.
Agrobacterium tumefaciens is the causal agent of crown gall disease (the formation of tumours) in over 140 species of dicot. It is rod shaped. Symptoms are caused by the insertion of a small segment of DNA into the plant cell. It is an alphaproteobacterium of the family Rhizobiaceae which includes the nitrogen fixing legume symbionts. They are pathogenic and provide no benefit to the plant. It also affects a wide variety of plants. In an economical sense it affects walnuts, grape vines,...
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