Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, December 9th, 2003
The researchers discovered that some bacteria that are normally found in the small intestine (and serve a beneficial function to the host) produce a compound that causes a specific protein to redistribute on the surface of the cells lining the intestine. This makes the cells more susceptible to infection by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi, the bacterium that causes typhoid, which uses the protein to attach to and...
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