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Research Article

Anaplasma phagocytophilum Ats-1 Is Imported into Host Cell Mitochondria and Interferes with Apoptosis Induction

  • Hua Niu,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Vera Kozjak-Pavlovic,

    Affiliation: Biocenter, Department of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, Germany

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  • Thomas Rudel,

    Affiliation: Biocenter, Department of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, Germany

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  • Yasuko Rikihisa mail

    rikihisa.1@osu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: February 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000774

About the Authors

Hua Niu, Yasuko Rikihisa
Department of Veterinary Biosciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Vera Kozjak-Pavlovic, Thomas Rudel
Biocenter, Department of Microbiology, University of Würzburg, Am Hubland, Würzburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: rikihisa.1@osu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HN VKP TR YR. Performed the experiments: HN VKP. Analyzed the data: HN VKP TR YR. Wrote the paper: HN VKP TR YR.