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Research Article

The Legionella pneumophila Effector VipA Is an Actin Nucleator That Alters Host Cell Organelle Trafficking

  • Irina Saraiva Franco mail,

    irinafranco@hotmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Cummings Life Science Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Nadim Shohdy,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America

    Current address: New York University Office of Industrial Liaison, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Howard A. Shuman

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Cummings Life Science Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: February 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002546

About the Authors

Irina Saraiva Franco, Nadim Shohdy, Howard A. Shuman
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York, United States of America
Irina Saraiva Franco, Howard A. Shuman
Department of Microbiology, University of Chicago, Cummings Life Science Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: irinafranco@hotmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IF NS HAS. Performed the experiments: IF NS. Analyzed the data: IF NS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HAS. Wrote the paper: IF HAS.