Such proteins break open cellular membranes and are used by attacking pathogens, immune systems and in processes as diverse as neurodevelopment and programmed cell death. They also have many technological applications including in DNA sequencing.
Membrane pores: from structure and assembly, to medicine and technology
4 August 2017
A recently-published article by Professor Robert Gilbert in the Royal Society's Philosophical Transactions, following an international meeting in June last year, showcasing pore-forming proteins.