Protease treatment affects both invasion ability and biofilm formation in Listeria monocytogenes.

  title={Protease treatment affects both invasion ability and biofilm formation in Listeria monocytogenes.},
  author={C. Longhi and G. L. Scoarughi and F. Poggiali and A. Cellini and A. Carpentieri and L. Seganti and P. Pucci and A. Amoresano and Pier Sandro Cocconcelli and M. Artini and J. Costerton and L. Selan},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  volume={45 1},
  • C. Longhi, G. L. Scoarughi, +9 authors L. Selan
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Microbial pathogenesis
  • Listeria monocytogenes is a notably invasive bacterium associated with life-threatening food-borne disease in humans. Several surface proteins have been shown to be essential in the adhesion of L. monocytogenes, and in the subsequent invasion of phagocytes. Because the control of the invasion of host cells by Listeria could potentially hinder its spread in the infected host, we have examined the effects of a protease treatment on the ability of L. monocytogenes to form biofilms and to invade… CONTINUE READING
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