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Key protein helps bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease to set up house in host cells – News-Medical.net

Scientists at UT Southwestern have discovered a key protein that helps the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease to set up house in the cells of humans and…

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Scientists at UT Southwestern have discovered a key protein that helps the bacteria that causes Legionnaires’ disease to set up house in the cells of humans and other hosts. The findings, published in Science, could offer insights into how other bacteria are able to survive inside cells, knowledge that could lead to new treatments for a wide variety of infections.
Many infectious bacteria, from listeria to chlamydia to salmonella, use systems that allow them to dwell within their host’s cells. Better…

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