Special Issue "Bacterial Toxin–Antitoxin Systems: Biological Functions and Mechanisms of Action"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 554
Interests: bacterial toxin–antitoxin systems; programmed cell death
Interests: genome stability; recombination-dependent replication; chromosome segregation; toxin-antitoxins
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Bacterial toxin–antitoxin (TA) systems encode a toxic protein and an antitoxin, which is either a protein or an RNA that counteracts the toxin. They are abundant in bacterial chromosomes and in extra-chromosomal genetic elements.
In this Special Issue, we will describe the characterized TA systems, their targets and mechanisms of action, their evolution and their roles in post-segragational killing, growth control, and programmed cell death.
Prof. Dr. Hanna Engelberg-Kulka
Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Alonso
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- toxin–antitoxin systems
- toxic protein
- bacterial toxins