The Transcription Terminator Rho: A First Bacterial Prion

Irantzu Pallarès*, Salvador Ventura

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Traditionally associated with neurodegenerative diseases, prions are increasingly recognized for their potential to confer beneficial traits on eukaryotic organisms. The discovery of the first bacterial prion suggests that the sustained mechanism of prion assembly is an ancient molecular tool aimed at providing fast and persistent adaptation to changing environments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-437
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


  • amyloid
  • bacteria
  • prion
  • protein aggregation
  • transcription terminator Rho


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