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Listeria monocytogenes Internalin B Activates Junctional Endocytosis to Accelerate Intestinal Invasion

  • Mickey Pentecost,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Jyothi Kumaran,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Partho Ghosh,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America

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  • Manuel R. Amieva mail

    amieva@stanford.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: May 13, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000900

About the Authors

Mickey Pentecost, Manuel R. Amieva
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America
Jyothi Kumaran, Partho Ghosh
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
Manuel R. Amieva
Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: amieva@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MP MRA. Performed the experiments: MP MRA. Analyzed the data: MP MRA. Developed reagents: JK PG. Wrote the paper: MP MRA.