The type III secretion system is a nanomachine used by pathogenic bacteria such as
Pseudomonas aeruginosa to deliver toxins into host cells. A protein complex forms at its end: the "translocon". Researchers at our institute characterized the interaction of both translocon proteins by the use of liposomes.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.