Type VI Secretion Systems


Bacterial Secretion System, Type VI

Secretion Systems, T6SS

Systems, T6SS Secretion

T6SS Secretion Systems

Type 6 Secretion System

Type 6 Secretion Systems

Type VI Secretion System

Multiprotein complexes in GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA that deliver effector proteins into eukaryotic or prokaryotic cells by a mechanism similar to the contractile tail of bacteriophages. They are composed of a cell envelope-spanning tube which is surrounded by a contractile sheath and tipped by a cell puncturing complex; a base plate structure that anchors the assembly to the cell envelope; and an ATPase involved in the sheath contraction and disassembly of the complex.