EspA-like secreted protein (IPR005095)

Short name: EspA

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EspA, together with EspB, EspD and Tir are exported by a type III secretion system. These proteins are essential for attaching and effacing lesion formation. EspA is a structural protein and a major component of a large, transiently expressed, filamentous surface organelle which forms a direct link between the bacterium and the host cell [PMID: 9545230, PMID: 10760148].

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