Proteome Analysis and Serological Characterization of Surface-Exposed Proteins of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis

@article{Qi2013ProteomeAA,
  title={Proteome Analysis and Serological Characterization of Surface-Exposed Proteins of Rickettsia heilongjiangensis},
  author={Yong Qi and Xiaolu Xiong and Xile Wang and Changsong Duan and Yinjun Jia and Jun Jiao and Wenping Gong and Bohai Wen},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2013},
  volume={8}
}
Background Rickettsia heilongjiangensis, the agent of Far-Eastern spotted fever (FESF), is an obligate intracellular bacterium. The surface-exposed proteins (SEPs) of rickettsiae are involved in rickettsial adherence to and invasion of host cells, intracellular bacterial growth, and/or interaction with immune cells. They are also potential molecular candidates for the development of diagnostic reagents and vaccines against rickettsiosis. Methods R. heilongjiangensis SEPs were identified by… 

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