Phase variation of the opacity outer membrane protein controls invasion by Neisseria gonorrhoeae into human epithelial cells.

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a facultative intracellular bacterium capable of penetrating into certain human epithelial cell types. In order to identify gonococcal factors essential for invading Chang human conjunctiva cells, a gentamicin selection assay for the quantification of viable intracellular bacteria was used in conjunction with microscopy. The results… (More)

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@article{Makino1991PhaseVO, title={Phase variation of the opacity outer membrane protein controls invasion by Neisseria gonorrhoeae into human epithelial cells.}, author={Shigeru Makino and Jos P M van Putten and Thomas Meyer}, journal={The EMBO journal}, year={1991}, volume={10 6}, pages={1307-15} }