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- Raoult, Didier, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- FEMS microbiology letters 2008 v.286 no.2 pp. 257-262
- Rickettsia conorii; antigens; fever; microfilaments; monoclonal antibodies; pathogens; phenotype; recombinant proteins; two-dimensional gel electrophoresis
- ... Spotted fever group rickettsiae are obligate intracellular pathogens able to manipulate the actin cytoskeleton, thus enabling cell-to-cell spreading during infection. While the RickA protein, which has similarity to the WASP family of Arp2/3-complex activators, was described as being responsible for actin-based motility, recent studies demonstrated that another factor, still unidentified, is also ...