Plasmid-mediated tissue invasiveness in Yersinia enterocolitica

@article{Zink1980PlasmidmediatedTI,
  title={Plasmid-mediated tissue invasiveness in Yersinia enterocolitica},
  author={Don L. Zink and James C. Feeley and J. Gipson Wells and Carl Vanderzant and John C. Vickery and William D. Roof and G A O'donovan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1980},
  volume={283},
  pages={224-226}
}
Plasmids have an important role in the pathogenicity of certain bacterial species, and Escherichia coli provides the most complete example of the relationship involved. Enterotoxigenic strains of E. coli, in addition to producing heat-stable and/or heat-labile enterotoxins, may also produce a haemolysin and fimbriate cell surface antigens which facilitate the adherence of the bacterial cell to the mucosa of the small bowel. Numerous studies have shown that these properties are plasmid-mediated1… CONTINUE READING

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