Contributions of six lineage-specific internalin-like genes to invasion efficiency of Listeria monocytogenes.

@article{Milillo2009ContributionsOS,
  title={Contributions of six lineage-specific internalin-like genes to invasion efficiency of Listeria monocytogenes.},
  author={Sara Rose Milillo and Martin Wiedmann},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={57-70}
}
Listeria monocytogenes strains are divided into at least three lineages, which seem to differ in virulence. Internalins are surface-attached or secreted proteins that encode leucine-rich repeats, and L. monocytogenes encodes species-specific as well as lineage-specific internalin and internalin-like genes. Internalins A and B have previously been shown to… CONTINUE READING