1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
  2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
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Biofilms: Flipping the switch

  1. Xavier Pierrat
  2. Alexandre Persat  Is a corresponding author
  1. Global Health Institute and Institute of Bioengineering, EPFL, Switzerland
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Cite as: eLife 2017;6:e31082 doi: 10.7554/eLife.31082
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Inside a biofilm.

(A) Vibrio cholerae (white) secretes four main matrix proteins: RbmA (blue), RbmC (orange), Bap1 (green) and VPS (red strands). (B) An RbmA monomer (blue and black) binds to VPS (red). (C) An RbmA dimer can bind to several strands of VPS to create a stable mesh across the matrix.

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