A bacterial virulence factor that dissipates tension

@article{Romero2009ABV,
  title={A bacterial virulence factor that dissipates tension},
  author={Santocildes Romero and Guy Tran van Nhieu},
  journal={Nature Cell Biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={1174-1175}
}
Various microbes harness the actin polymerization machinery through their surface proteins to allow intracellular motility within host cells, but other virulence factors regulate dissemination. The cortical actin tension of polarized cells may represent a physical barrier that hinders the formation of microbial protrusions during cell-to-cell spreading. 
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