Takashige Kashimoto

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Vibrio vulnificus secretes a hemolysin/cytolysin (VVH) that induces cytolysis in target cells. A detergent resistant membrane domain (DRM) fraction of the cells after sucrose gradient centrifugation includes cholesterol-rich membrane microdomains which have been called "lipid rafts". It was reported that some pore-forming toxins require association with DRM(More)
Vibrio vulnificus is the causative agent of primary septicemia, wound infection and gastroenteritis in immunocompromised people. In this study, signature-tagged mutagenesis (STM) was applied to identify the virulence genes of V. vulnificus. Using STM, 6,480 mutants in total were constructed and divided into 81 sets (INPUT pools); each mutant in a set was(More)
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