Processing of Bacteriophage Proteins

  • M. K. Showe
Conference paper
Part of the Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 26.–28. April 1979 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 30)


Although a wide variety of functions has been discovered for proteases in higher organisms (Reich et al., 1975; Neurath and Walsh, 1976), relatively little is known about their functions in bacteria. The discovery that specific types of limited proteolysis occur during the growth of a number of bacterial viruses has provided an insight into the roles proteases might play in uninfected cells, and a number of experimental systems for investigation of protease function and its regulation in bacteria.


Crude Lysate Tail Protein Phage Head Mature Phage Head Morphogenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. K. Showe
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  1. 1.BiozentrumBasel UniversityBaselSwitzerland

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