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type III secretion system
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S Biological Sciences
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
A highly conserved, multicomponent secretion system found in many Gram-negative bacteria that are plant and animal pathogens. This system transports effector molecules directly from the cytoplasm to the cell surface when the pathogen comes in close contact with the host cell. It is evolutionarily related to the bacterial flagellum.
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T3SS (Type III secretion system)
type-III secretion apparatus
type 3 secretion systems
type three secretion system
Broader Term
transport proteins
Related Term
bacterial proteins
protein secretion
sistema de secreción del tipo III
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