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Unique Cell Adhesion and Invasion Properties of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3, the Most Frequent Cause of Human Yersiniosis

  • Frank Uliczka,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Fabio Pisano,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Julia Schaake,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Tatjana Stolz,

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Manfred Rohde,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Angelika Fruth,

    Affiliation: Robert Koch-Institut, Wernigerode, Germany

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  • Eckhard Strauch,

    Affiliation: Bundesinstitut für Risikoforschung, Berlin, Germany

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  • Mikael Skurnik,

    Affiliation: Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, The Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Julia Batzilla,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer Institut, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

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  • Alexander Rakin,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer Institut, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

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  • Jürgen Heesemann,

    Affiliation: Max von Pettenkofer Institut, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

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  • Petra Dersch mail

    petra.dersch@helmholtz-hzi.de

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany, Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

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  • Published: July 07, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002117

About the Authors

Frank Uliczka, Fabio Pisano, Julia Schaake, Tatjana Stolz, Petra Dersch
Department of Molecular Infection Biology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany
Frank Uliczka, Julia Schaake, Tatjana Stolz, Petra Dersch
Institut für Mikrobiologie, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany
Manfred Rohde
Department of Medical Microbiology, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig, Germany
Angelika Fruth
Robert Koch-Institut, Wernigerode, Germany
Eckhard Strauch
Bundesinstitut für Risikoforschung, Berlin, Germany
Mikael Skurnik
Department of Bacteriology and Immunology, The Haartman Institute, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital Laboratory Diagnostics, Helsinki, Finland
Julia Batzilla, Alexander Rakin, Jürgen Heesemann
Max von Pettenkofer Institut, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, München, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: petra.dersch@helmholtz-hzi.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FU FP PD. Performed the experiments: FU FP JS TS MR. Analyzed the data: FU FP JS MR PD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AF ES MS JB AR JH. Wrote the paper: FU FP PD.