Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 30th, 1999
The three-dimensional X-ray images show just how Escherichia coli and related bacteria use tiny hairs to stick to and invade cells.
"These are the first detailed snapshots of the basis for an interaction between a disease-causing bacterium and its host," Scott Hultgren, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, who headed the teams, said.
E. coli and related bacteria, known as enterococci because they live in the...
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