Russian microbiologists discovered «dark side» of nodulating bacteria
Amyloid structures play an essential role in the life activity of various organisms. One of the most famous species is beta-amyloid, the accumulations of those evoke Alzheimer disease according to a popular viewpoint. Consequently, it is of high importance to study how amyloid fibrillae could form organisms with which a human often contact.
Nodulating bacteria are considered to be quite useful for agriculture. However, as one can see from the newest investigation, they also represent a potential source of pathogenic molecules — amyloid proteins.