This month's highlight is from a Vibrio cholerae toxin. The gastrointestinal pathogen V. cholerae is the bacteria responsible for causing cholera in humans.
Its Multifunctional Autoprocessing Repeats-in-ToXin toxin (MARTX) is related to other bacterial toxins, including those produced by at least 9 different Gram-negative bacteria, such as emerging hospital-acquired infections due to Clostridium difficile.
Information for researchers about the toxin protease structure can be found at the CSGID structure summary.
All featured structures from the NIAID Structural Genomics Centers
Last Updated March 02, 2011