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Trends Microbiol. 1998 Dec;6(12):489-95.

The role of neisserial Opa proteins in interactions with host cells.

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Dept Infektionsbiologie, Max-Planck-Institut für Biologie, Tübingen, Germany.

Abstract

Pathogenic Neisseria spp. possess a repertoire of phase-variable Opa proteins that mediate various pathogen--host cell interactions, including bacterial engulfment by epithelial cells and opsonin-independent phagocytosis by professional phagocytes. Recent studies have identified cellular targets recognized by defined Opa proteins and have begun to reveal host signalling events involved in mediating these Opa-dependent cellular processes.

PMID:
10036728
DOI:
10.1016/s0966-842x(98)01365-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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