Penetrating insights into pore formation

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Two recent crystal structures show channel-forming bacterial toxins as soluble monomers (colicin Ia) or transmembrane pores (α-haemolysin). Together with other data, these structures imply that toxin activity requires dramatic conformational changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-92
Number of pages4
JournalNature Structural Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Genetics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry


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