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Ameobal Pathogen Mimivirus Infects Macrophages through Phagocytosis

  • Eric Ghigo,

    Affiliation: URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 - IRD 3R198, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Jürgen Kartenbeck,

    Affiliations: Abteilung für Zellbiologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, Institute of Applied Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Pham Lien,

    Affiliation: URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 - IRD 3R198, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Lucas Pelkmans,

    Affiliation: Institute for Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Christian Capo,

    Affiliation: URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 - IRD 3R198, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Jean-Louis Mege,

    Affiliation: URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 - IRD 3R198, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Didier Raoult mail

    Didier.Raoult@medecine.univ-mrs.fr

    Affiliation: URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 - IRD 3R198, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France

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  • Published: June 13, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000087

About the Authors

Eric Ghigo, Pham Lien, Christian Capo, Jean-Louis Mege, Didier Raoult
URMITE CNRS UMR 6236 - IRD 3R198, Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille, France
Jürgen Kartenbeck
Abteilung für Zellbiologie, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Jürgen Kartenbeck
Institute of Applied Physics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Lucas Pelkmans
Institute for Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: Didier.Raoult@medecine.univ-mrs.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EG. Performed the experiments: EG JK PL. Analyzed the data: EG CC JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JK LP. Wrote the paper: EG CC JM DR.