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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Apr;5(4):156-61.

Bacterial phospholipases and their role in virulence.

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Dept of Veterinary Science, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA. gsonger@ccit.arizona.edu

Abstract

Virulence of many bacterial pathogens is based, at least in part, on the action of phospholipases. The consequences may be immediate and direct, as in the action of Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin on red cells or platelets, or subtle, as with phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipases of Listeria monocytogenes and other bacteria.

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PMID:
9141190
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01005-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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