Scientists have captured a view of proteins during translocation across the bacterial outer membrane, for the first time. This "molecular snapshot" may enlighten scientists to the process of protein secretion across membranes, a problem faced by all cells, and provide a foundation to understanding certain bacterial virulence factors that allow bacteria to cause disease.
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