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Cellular Prion Protein Promotes Brucella Infection into Macrophages
The products of the Brucella abortus virB gene locus, which are highly similar to conjugative DNA transfer system, enable the bacterium to replicate within macrophage vacuoles. The replicativeExpand
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rho, a Small GTP-Binding Protein, Is Essential for Shigella Invasion of Epithelial Cells
Shigella, the causative agents of bacillary dysentery, are capable of invading mammalian cells that are not normally phagocytic. Uptake of bacteria by the mammalian cells is directed by bacterialExpand
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Bacteriological survey of feces from feral pigeons in Japan.
Some public areas in Japan such as parks and gardens can be highly contaminated with pigeon feces. We examined levels of four bacterial contaminations in fecal samples from feral pigeons in 7Expand
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Interaction of Ipa proteins of Shigella flexneri with alpha5beta1 integrin promotes entry of the bacteria into mammalian cells
Shigella is a genus of highly adapted bacterial pathogens that cause bacillary dysentery in humans. Bacteria reaching the colon invade intestinal epithelial cells by a process of bacterial-directedExpand
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Contact of Shigella with host cells triggers release of Ipa invasins and is an essential function of invasiveness.
The invasion of colonic epithelial cells by Shigella, an early essential step for causing bacillary dysentery, is mediated by the IpaB, IpaC and IpaD proteins. Secretion of the Ipa proteins fromExpand
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Modulation of Brucella‐induced macropinocytosis by lipid rafts mediates intracellular replication
Intracellular replication of Brucella requires the VirB complex, which is highly similar to conjugative DNA transfer systems. In this study, we show that Brucella internalizes into macrophages byExpand
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Disulfide oxidoreductase activity of Shigella flexneri is required for release of Ipa proteins and invasion of epithelial cells.
Secretion of IpaB, IpaC, and IpaD proteins of Shigella flexneri, essential for the invasion of epithelial cells, requires a number of proteins encoded by the spa and mxi loci on the large plasmid.Expand
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Isolation and Characterization of Mini-Tn5Km2 Insertion Mutants of Brucella abortus Deficient in Internalization and Intracellular Growth in HeLa Cells
ABSTRACT Brucella spp. are facultative intracellular pathogens that have the ability to survive and multiply in professional and nonprofessional phagocytes and cause abortion in domestic animals andExpand
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Effect of the lower molecular capsule released from the cell surface of Bacillus anthracis on the pathogenesis of anthrax.
Bacillus anthracis enters the body as an endospore, and encapsulation and toxin production occur after germination. Capsule is proposed to be an antiphagocytic factor, and toxin induces cytokineExpand
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Tick Surveillance for Relapsing Fever Spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi in Hokkaido, Japan
During 2012–2013, a total of 4325 host-seeking adult ticks belonging to the genus Ixodes were collected from various localities of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Tick lysates wereExpand
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