Edward I. Shaw

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BACKGROUND Coxiella burnetii is an intracellular bacterial pathogen that causes acute and chronic disease in humans. Bacterial replication occurs within enlarged parasitophorous vacuoles (PV) of eukaryotic cells, the biogenesis and maintenance of which is dependent on C. burnetii protein synthesis. These observations suggest that C. burnetii actively(More)
Recent studies have demonstrated that Rickettsia prowazekii can regulate transcription of selected genes at the level of initiation. However, little information concerning the existence of operons and coordinate gene regulation in this obligate intracellular parasitic bacterium is available. To address these issues, we have focused on the rpoD gene linkage(More)
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of Q fever and an obligate intracellular pathogen in nature that survives and grows in a parasitophorous vacuole (PV) within eukaryotic host cells. C. burnetii promotes intracellular survival by subverting apoptotic and pro-inflammatory signaling pathways that are typically regulated by nuclear transcription(More)
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