Role of iron, capsule, and toxins in the pathogenicity of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2 for mice.

@article{Amaro1994RoleOI,
  title={Role of iron, capsule, and toxins in the pathogenicity of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2 for mice.},
  author={Carmen Amaro and Elena G. Biosca and Bel{\'e}n Fouz and Alicia E. Toranzo and Esperanza Garay},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1994},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={759-63}
}
The virulence mechanisms of Vibrio vulnificus biotype 2 have been studied and compared with those of biotype 1 in mice as the experimental animals. Biotype 2 isolates from European eels were as virulent for mice as biotype 1 strains (50% lethal dose, about 10(5) CFU per mouse); a septicemic infection developed in less than 24 h. These strains had several properties in common with biotype 1 organisms including capsule expression, uptake of various iron sources, and production of exoproteins… CONTINUE READING

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