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[The molecular basis of the virulence of Yersinia]

Cornelis, G. R.. (1990) [The molecular basis of the virulence of Yersinia]. Bulletin et mémoires de l'Académie royale de médecine de Belgique, Vol. 145, no. 6-7 , S. 280-7; discussion 287.

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Abstract

Pathogenic bacteria of the genus Yersinia (Y. enterocolitica, Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. pestis) are pathogens of the invasive type. Although they provoke diseases as different as plague and enterocolitis, the molecular bases of their virulence appear to be surprisingly similar: a 70 kb plasmid confers a degree of resistance to the primary immune response and the presence or absence of chromosome encoded functions modulates virulence. The knowledge of the virulence functions that now emerges suggests the conversion of Y. enterocolitica as a life carrier.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Molecular Microbiology (Cornelis)
UniBasel Contributors:Cornelis, Guy R.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
ISSN:0377-8231
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:22 Mar 2012 14:23
Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:32

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