Gene Symbol: espK
Description: ESX-1 secretion-associated protein EspK
Species: Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv

Top Publications

  1. McLaughlin B, Chon J, MacGurn J, Carlsson F, Cheng T, Cox J, et al. A mycobacterium ESX-1-secreted virulence factor with unique requirements for export. PLoS Pathog. 2007;3:e105 pubmed
    ..The results establish EspB as a substrate of ESX-1 that is required for virulence and growth in macrophages and suggests that the contribution of ESX-1 to virulence may arise from the secretion of multiple independent substrates. ..
  2. Liu X. [Application of T cell responses to novel RD1-encoded mycobacterium tuberculosis gene products for specific detection of human tuberculosis infection]. Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2008;30:305-8 pubmed
    ..9%, 2.6%, and 2.6%, respectively, in the control group. Rv3879c peptides can be candidates for inclusion in new T cell-based tests for MTB infection. ..

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