Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 17th, 2004
The scientists believe their results eventually could lead to a way to prevent food-borne Listeria monocytogenes infection, which has a 20% fatality rate, as well as other diseases. The study of the bacteria is reported in the February 2004 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity.
"This research reveals a detailed mechanism that allows interaction of Listeria with a cell-surface protein, or receptor, on intestinal cells," said Arun Bhunia, a department of food science microbiologist....
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