Virulence regulation in Citrobacter rodentium: the art of timing

  title={Virulence regulation in Citrobacter rodentium: the art of timing},
  author={Ji Yang and Marija Tauschek and Emily Hart and Elizabeth L Hartland and Roy M. Robins‐Browne},
  booktitle={Microbial biotechnology},
The mouse enteric pathogen Citrobacter rodentium, like its human counterpart, enteropathogenic Escherichia coli, causes attaching and effacing lesions in the intestinal epithelium of its host. This phenotype requires virulence factors encoded by the locus for enterocyte effacement (LEE) pathogenicity island. For timely expression of these virulence determinants at the site of infection and for efficient delivery of some virulence factors into epithelial cells, C. rodentium utilizes a positive… CONTINUE READING