Biogenesis of Outer Membrane Vesicles

  • S. N. ChatterjeeEmail author
  • Keya Chaudhuri
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Microbiology book series (BRIEFSMICROBIOL)


The different steps involved in the formation and release of outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) from the parent bacteria as revealed by the experimental evidence and derived models presented by different investigators are discussed. An attempt has been made to develop a unified concept of the biogenesis of OMVs released by different Gram-negative bacteria.


OMVs Models of biogenesis Sorting processes Curvature protein PQS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BiophysicsFormerly of Saha Institute of Nuclear PhysicsKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Molecular and Human Genetics DivisionIndian Institute of Chemical BiologyKolkataIndia

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