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ActA Promotes Listeria monocytogenes Aggregation, Intestinal Colonization and Carriage

  • Laetitia Travier,

    Affiliations: Biology of Infection Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Inserm U1117, Paris, France

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  • Stéphanie Guadagnini,

    Affiliation: Plateforme de Microscopie Ultrastructurale, Imagopole, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Edith Gouin,

    Affiliations: Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Inserm U604, INRA USC2020, Paris, France

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  • Alexandre Dufour,

    Affiliations: Unité Analyse d'Images Quantitative, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS URA 2582, Paris, France

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  • Viviane Chenal-Francisque,

    Affiliation: French National Reference Center and WHO Collaborating Center Listeria, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

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  • Pascale Cossart,

    Affiliations: Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Inserm U604, INRA USC2020, Paris, France

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  • Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin,

    Affiliations: Unité Analyse d'Images Quantitative, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS URA 2582, Paris, France

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  • Jean-Marc Ghigo,

    Affiliations: Unité de Génétique des Biofilms, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, CNRS URA 2172, Paris, France

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  • Olivier Disson,

    Affiliations: Biology of Infection Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Inserm U1117, Paris, France

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  • Marc Lecuit mail

    marc.lecuit@pasteur.fr

    Affiliations: Biology of Infection Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Inserm U1117, Paris, France, French National Reference Center and WHO Collaborating Center Listeria, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Centre d'Infectiologie Necker-Pasteur, Hôpital Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France

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  • Published: January 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003131

About the Authors

Laetitia Travier, Olivier Disson, Marc Lecuit
Biology of Infection Unit, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Laetitia Travier, Olivier Disson, Marc Lecuit
Inserm U1117, Paris, France
Stéphanie Guadagnini
Plateforme de Microscopie Ultrastructurale, Imagopole, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Edith Gouin, Pascale Cossart
Unité des Interactions Bactéries-Cellules, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Edith Gouin, Pascale Cossart
Inserm U604, INRA USC2020, Paris, France
Alexandre Dufour, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin
Unité Analyse d'Images Quantitative, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Alexandre Dufour, Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin
CNRS URA 2582, Paris, France
Viviane Chenal-Francisque, Marc Lecuit
French National Reference Center and WHO Collaborating Center Listeria, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Jean-Marc Ghigo
Unité de Génétique des Biofilms, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France
Jean-Marc Ghigo
CNRS URA 2172, Paris, France
Marc Lecuit
Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité, Centre d'Infectiologie Necker-Pasteur, Hôpital Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: marc.lecuit@pasteur.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LT OD ML. Performed the experiments: LT SG AD OD. Analyzed the data: LT AD ML. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EG VCF PC JMG JCOM. Wrote the paper: LT ML.