|Title||The Brucella pathogens are polarized bacteria.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Van der Henst, C., M. de Barsy, A. Zorreguieta, J-J. Letesson, and X. De Bolle|
|Date Published||2013 Dec|
|Keywords||Adhesins, Bacterial, Animals, Asymmetric Cell Division, Bacterial Proteins, Brucella, Brucellosis, Cell Cycle, DNA Repair, Flagella, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Humans|
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.
|Alternate Journal||Microbes Infect.|
The Brucella pathogens are polarized bacteria.