How the anthrax toxin forms a deadly ‘conveyer belt’

Posted by on September 26, 2016 2:58 pm
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Researchers have built a three-dimensional map of the anthrax toxin that may explain how it efficiently transfers its lethal components into the cytoplasm of infected cells. The study suggests that the bacterial protein acts as a “conveyer belt” that allows toxic enzymes to continuously stream across cell membranes.

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