Rickettsia Evades a Tense Situation.

  title={Rickettsia Evades a Tense Situation.},
  author={Keith Ireton},
  journal={Cell host & microbe},
  volume={20 5},
Many bacterial pathogens remodel the plasma membrane of the host cell in order to promote infection. In a recent Cell paper, Lamason et al. (2016) identify a mechanism of remodeling by pathogenic Rickettsia that involves manipulation of plasma membrane tension.