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Domain motions, dimerization, and membrane interactions of the murine guanylate binding protein 2

Guanylate-binding proteins (GBPs) are a group of GTPases that are induced by interferon-γ and are crucial components of cell-autonomous immunity against intracellular pathogens. Here, we examine murine GBP2 (mGBP2), which we have previously shown to be an essential effector protein for the control of Toxoplasma gondii replication, with its recruitment through the membrane of the parasitophorous vacuole and its involvement in the destruction of this membrane likely playing a role. The overall aim of our work is to provide a molecular-level understanding of the mutual influences of mGBP2 and the parasitophorous vacuole membrane.


Kategorie/n: TC Strodel