Cell entry and the pathogenesis of Bartonella infections

Michael F. Minnick, Samuel J. Mitchell, Steven J. McAllister

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Abstract

Erythrocyte parasitism, or hemotrophy, is not a common strategy for bacteria. However, Bartonella species are elegantly adapted to parasitize a variety of cell types including red blood cells. Bartonella bacilliformis, a useful model organism for the genus, has been used to study virulence determinants involved in colonization, attachment and invasion of host cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-347
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1996

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