Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, April 27th, 2004
"A characteristic of the three human-pathogenic Yersinia spp. (the plague agent Y. pestis and the enteropathogenic Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. enterocolitica) is the expression of the virulence (V)-antigen (LcrV)," scientists in Germany explained. "LcrV is a released multifunctional protein which is involved in contact-induced secretion of Yersinia antihost proteins and in evasion of the host innate immune response.
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