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Neisseria meningitidis Opc Invasin Binds to the Sulphated Tyrosines of Activated Vitronectin to Attach to and Invade Human Brain Endothelial Cells

  • Claudia Sa E Cunha equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Claudia Sa E Cunha, Natalie J. Griffiths

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

    Current address: Unidade de Malária, Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal

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  • Natalie J. Griffiths equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Claudia Sa E Cunha, Natalie J. Griffiths

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Mumtaz Virji mail

    m.virji@bristol.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, School of Medical Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000911

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