Interaction ofEscherichia coli cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1 (CNF1) with cultured cells

The cytotoxic necrotizing factor type 1 (CNF1) fromE. coli causes necrosis in rabbit skin and multinucleation in cultured cells. Cells exposed to CNF1 were characterized by changes in actin organization, mainly consisting in the presence of well-developed stress fibers and membrane ruffles. The interaction of CNF1 with the cell cytoskeleton probably… CONTINUE READING