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Death of a chaperone

Nature volume 443, pages 511512 (05 October 2006) | Download Citation

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To help their growth and spread, bacteria rely on virulence factors, many of which are toxic. One such factor is highly potent, as it attacks a key protein that 'chaperones' other proteins through their synthesis.

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  1. Cesare Montecucco is in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Padua, 2-35121 Padua, Italy. cesare.montecucco@unipd.it

    • Cesare Montecucco
  2. Maurizio Molinari is at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Via Vincenzo Vela 6, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland. maurizio.molinari@irb.unisi.ch

    • Maurizio Molinari

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