Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 3rd, 2002
A group of scientists led by Drs. Ed Galyov and Mark Stevens has discovered that Burkholderia pseudomallei, which causes a disease called melioidosis, uses a special set of 'effector' proteins to invade host cells. Their discovery has revealed surprising similarities with Salmonella, which use similar invasion tactics.
B. pseudomallei, along with Salmonella, Shigella, and...
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