Special Issue "Pertussis Toxin"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019).
Pertussis toxin (PT) is a major virulence factor of Bordetella pertussis, the bacterial pathogen responsible for the disease pertussis (whooping cough). PT is a multisubunit protein toxin that enters mammalian cells, ADP-ribosylates Gi proteins, and thereby inhibits G protein-coupled receptor signaling through this class of G proteins. Because of this activity, PT has been widely used as a tool in cell biology and signaling studies. More importantly, PT is a central player in the biology of B. pertussis, the pathogenesis of pertussis disease, the diagnosis of pertussis infections, and the prevention of pertussis by vaccination. Each of these aspects will be covered in this Special Issue focusing on the many and varied features of PT.
Prof. Nicholas H. Carbonetti
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- G protein
- G protein-coupled receptor signaling