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Touchdown for gut pathogen virulence

In an article at the prestigious Science Magazine, a group of researchers from the Faculty of Medicine, led byProf. Ilan Rosenshine, explains how pathogenic bacteria sense the host cell and in response adjust the expression of virulence and metabolic genes to better exploit the host environment and cause disease. These findings may lead to development of new strategies to combat bacterial infectionRead the full article at ScienceAll the images show human epithelial cells (shown by staining in red color of a cell component termed ‘actin’) infected by pathogenic bacteria (enteropathogenic Escherichia cili, stained in green ).