February 4, 2011
Salmonella Lines Up Toxins, Injects Them in Order
Yale University, Yale University
New Haven, Conn. — The potentially deadly bacterium Salmonella possesses a molecular machine that marshals the proteins it needs to hijack cellular mechanisms and infect millions worldwide.
In a paper published Feb. 3 online in Science Express, Yale University researchers describe in detail how Salmonella, a major cause of food poisoning and typhoid fever, is able to make these proteins line in up in just the right sequence to invade host cells.
TAGGED: bacterial infection, salmonella