Imperial College London

DrVladimirPelicic

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Medicine

Reader in Molecular Bacteriology & Infection
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2080v.pelicic Website

 
 
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Location

 

3.20Flowers buildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Berry:2015:femsre/fuu001,
author = {Berry, J-L and Pelicic, V},
doi = {femsre/fuu001},
journal = {FEMS Microbiol Rev},
pages = {134--154},
title = {Exceptionally widespread nanomachines composed of type IV pilins: the prokaryotic Swiss Army knives.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuu001},
volume = {39},
year = {2015}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Prokaryotes have engineered sophisticated surface nanomachines that have allowed them to colonize Earth and thrive even in extreme environments. Filamentous machineries composed of type IV pilins, which are associated with an amazing array of properties ranging from motility to electric conductance, are arguably the most widespread since distinctive proteins dedicated to their biogenesis are found in most known species of prokaryotes. Several decades of investigations, starting with type IV pili and then a variety of related systems both in bacteria and archaea, have outlined common molecular and structural bases for these nanomachines. Using type IV pili as a paradigm, we will highlight in this review common aspects and key biological differences of this group of filamentous structures.
AU - Berry,J-L
AU - Pelicic,V
DO - femsre/fuu001
EP - 154
PY - 2015///
SP - 134
TI - Exceptionally widespread nanomachines composed of type IV pilins: the prokaryotic Swiss Army knives.
T2 - FEMS Microbiol Rev
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsre/fuu001
UR - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25793961
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/21688
VL - 39
ER -