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Pathogenic E.coli and the cytoskeleton

Pathogenic E.coli adopt one of two main strategies in order to parasitize the animal host.  E.coli can form tight adhesions with the cell surface or the bacteria can force the cell to take it up by phagocytosis. 
Figure 1. EHEC are thought to use cell surface nucleolin as a receptor (Sinclair & O'Brien, 2002).
  Bettelheim & Thomas Birmingham, UK
E.coli as pathogens
  John Leong Univ.Mass Med.School US Food & Drug
  Brett Finlay's pages EPEC EHEC
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