type II protein secretion system complex

id: GO:0015627
name: type II protein secretion system complex
namespace: cellular_component
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: A large protein complex, containing 12-15 subunits, that spans the cell envelope of Gram-negative bacteria and mediates the movement of proteins into the extracellular environment. The complex includes a component in the cytoplasm, an inner membrane subcomplex that reaches into the periplasmic compartment and a secretion pore in the outer membrane. Proteins using the Type II pathway are transported across the cytoplasmic membrane by the Sec or Tat complex.

Parent Functions

GO:0043234protein complex
GO:0044464cell part