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How BspC from Streptococcus agalactiae Interacts with Host Vimentin during Meningitis
- Beninati, Concetta, Famà, Agata, Teti, Giuseppe
- Trends in microbiology 2019 v.27 no.9 pp. 727-728
- Streptococcus agalactiae, bacterial proteins, meninges, meningitis, mortality, pathogens, vimentin
- Streptococcus agalactiae meningitis is a frequent neonatal disease associated with high mortality and permanent neurological damage. Deng et al. (PLoS Pathog., 2019) now show that interactions between the bacterial protein BspC and host cell vimentin participate in the process of invasion of the meninges by this bacterial pathogen.