Binding to type I collagen is essential for the infectivity of Vibrio parahaemolyticus to host cells.
Cell Microbiol 2018 May 15:e12856. Epub 2018 May 15.
State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Resources of Environment, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a globally present marine bacterium that often leads to acute gastroenteritis. Two type III secretion systems (T3SSs), T3SS1 and T3SS2, are important for host infection. Type I collagen is a component of the extracellular matrix and is abundant in the small intestine. Read More