Mara P Martinic

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The Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi tsx gene encodes a porin that facilitates the import of nucleosides. When serovar Typhi is grown under anaerobic conditions, Tsx is among the outer membrane proteins whose expression increases dramatically. This increase in expression is due, at least in part, to increased transcription and is dependent on Fnr but not(More)
Shigella flexneri is endemic in most underdeveloped countries, causing diarrheal disease and dysentery among young children. In order to reach its target site, the colon, Shigella must overcome the acid environment of the stomach. Shigella is able to persist in this stressful environment and, because of this ability it can initiate infection following the(More)
Shigella flexneri causes bacillary dysentery in humans. Essential to the establishment of the disease is the invasion of the colonic epithelial cells. Here we investigated the role of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) O antigen in the ability of S. flexneri to adhere to and invade polarized Caco-2 cells. The S. flexneri 2a O antigen has two preferred chain(More)
To study early events in the central nervous system (CNS) cholinergic development, cells from rat basal forebrain tissue were placed in culture at an age when neurogenesis in vivo is still active [embryonic day (E) 15]. The rapid mortality of these cells in defined medium, with 50% mortality after 5-10 h, was blocked completely by soluble proteins from the(More)
Shigella fl exneri causes bacillary dysentery in humans. Essential to the establishment of the disease is the invasion of the colonic epithelial cells. Here we investigated the role of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) O antigen in the ability of S. fl exneri to adhere to and invade polarized Caco-2 cells. The S. fl exneri 2a O antigen has two preferred chain(More)
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