beta pore-forming toxin [Virulence Mechanism]

Accession VIRO:0000186
Synonym(s)beta PFT β-PFT
DefinitionA subclass of pore-forming toxins for which the secondary structure consists of beta sheets. The general mechanism involves the attachment of protomer-extracted pre-stem loops to the membrane where they combine to form a beta-barrel (β-barrel)
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Dal Peraro M, et al. 2016. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 14(2):77-92 Pore-forming toxins: ancient, but never really out of fashion. (PMID 26639780)