The Brucella pathogens are polarized bacteria.

TitleThe Brucella pathogens are polarized bacteria.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsVan der Henst, C., M. de Barsy, A. Zorreguieta, J-J. Letesson, and X. De Bolle
JournalMicrobes Infect
Volume15
Issue14-15
Pagination998-1004
Date Published2013 Dec
ISSN1769-714X
KeywordsAdhesins, Bacterial, Animals, Asymmetric Cell Division, Bacterial Proteins, Brucella, Brucellosis, Cell Cycle, DNA Repair, Flagella, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Humans
Abstract

Brucella pathogens are responsible for brucellosis, a worldwide zoonosis. They are facultative intracellular pathogens characterized by their asymmetric division and their unipolar growth. This growth modality generates poles with specialized functions (through polar recruitment of polar adhesins or of cell cycle regulators) and progeny cells with potentially different fates.

DOI10.1016/j.micinf.2013.10.008
Alternate JournalMicrobes Infect.
PubMed ID24141086
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