Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Microbiology

Molecular syringes scratch the surface

New data suggest that the most recently discovered class of bacterial 'molecular syringes' inject proteins only across the outer membrane of target cells during interbacterial competition. See Article p.343

Your institute does not have access to this article

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Similar injection systems.

References

  1. Records, A. R. Mol. Plant Microbe Interact. 24, 751–757 (2011).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Russell, A. B. et al. Nature 475, 343–347 (2011).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. Ma, A. T. et al. Cell Host Microbe 5, 234–243 (2009).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Hood, R. D. et al. Cell Host Microbe 7, 25–37 (2010).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. MacIntyre, D. L. et al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 107, 19520–19524 (2010).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Kanamaru, S. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 106, 4067–4068 (2009).

    ADS  CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Bonemann, G. et al. EMBO J. 28, 315–325 (2009).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Rossmann, M. G. et al. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 14, 171–180 (2004).

    CAS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Peggy Cotter.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Cotter, P. Molecular syringes scratch the surface. Nature 475, 301–303 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/475301a

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/475301a

Further reading

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing