The assembly of surface structures in gram-negative bacteria requires specialized secretion and chaperone systems localized on both sides of the cytoplasmic membrane. Major advances have been made over the last year in understanding how these systems form part of a general strategy used by bacteria to cap and target interactive subunits imported into the periplasmic space to outer membrane uncapping and assembly sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-318
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Genetics and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 1991


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