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Studies of T-DNA integrity in transformed plant cells have shown that the 5Ј end of the transferred molecule generally is intact, suffering little or no loss of nucleotides as a result of exonuclease attack during transit. By contrast, the 3Ј end of the transferred molecule typically is often extensively deleted. These findings suggest that a second role of the VirD2 endonuclease is to protect the 5Ј end of the transfer intermediate from nucleases. Recent molecular studies have also shown that T-DNA transferred to plant cells by an A.
Other broad host-range plasmids such as RP4 (IncP␣) and the narrow host-range plasmid F (IncF) code for proteins homologous to a subset of the VirB proteins. DNA sequence studies also identified a related group of transporters in several bacterial pathogens of humans that function not to export DNA but rather to secrete protein toxins (Fig. 4). Bordetella pertussis, the causative agent of whooping cough, uses the Ptl transporter to export the six-subunit pertussis toxin across the bacterial envelope.
This finding correlates well with previous findings that low temperature Unknown stimulates the virB-dependent transfer of IncQ plasmids to bacterial recipients and T-DNA transfer to plants. Recently, compelling evidence demonstrated that VirB2 is the major pilin subunit. Early studies showed that VirB2 bears both sequence and structural similarity to the TraA pilin subunit of the F plasmid of E. coli. 2-kDa mature protein that accumulates in the inner membrane. During F plasmid conjugation, TraA is mobilized to the surface of the donor cell where it polymerizes to form the pilus.