|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5671910||1408074||2018||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
- Membranous nanotubes bridge neighboring bacteria.
- Nanotubes enable cytoplasmic molecular flow among cells.
- Intercellular cytoplasmic molecular exchange allows the emergence of new features.
- Nanotubes facilitate symbiotic and antagonistic intercellular interactions.
- The existence of nanotubes in distinct species suggests ubiquitous molecular features.
Bacteria use elaborate molecular machines for intercellular contact-dependent interactions. We discuss a relatively less explored type of intercellular connections mediated by tubular membranous bridges, termed nanotubes. Increasing evidence suggests that nanotube structures mediate cytoplasmic molecular trade among neighboring cells of the same and different species. Further, nanotubes were found to facilitate both antagonistic and cooperative interspecies interactions, thereby allowing the emergence of new non-heritable phenotypes in multicellular bacterial communities. We propose that nanotube-mediated cytoplasmic sharing represents a widespread form of bacterial interactions in nature, providing an enormous potential for the emergence of new features. Here we review the current knowledge on bacterial nanotubes, and highlight the gaps in our current understanding of their operation.
Journal: Current Opinion in Microbiology - Volume 42, April 2018, Pages 1-6