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Translocation chamber's secrets

DNA transfer across membranes is a fundamental life process. The structure of part of a protein channel that performs this task offers insight into the mechanism of DNA passage through bacterial cell envelopes.

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Figure 1: Architecture and possible functions of a type IV secretion system.

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Christie, P. Translocation chamber's secrets. Nature 462, 992–994 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462992b

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