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  1. Ferrovum spp. are abundant in acid mine drainage sites globally where they play an important role in biogeochemical cycling. All known taxa in this genus are Fe(II) oxidizers. Thus, co-occurring members of the ge...

    Authors: Christen L. Grettenberger, Jeff R. Havig and Trinity L. Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:119

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  2. The antibiotics generally used in farm animals are rapidly losing their effectiveness all over the world as bacteria develop antibiotic resistance. Like some other pathogenic bacteria multidrug-resistant strai...

    Authors: Md. Akil Hossain, Hae-Chul Park, Kwang-Jick Lee, Sung-Won Park, Seung-Chun Park and JeongWoo Kang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:118

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  3. Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo) can cause destructive bacterial blight in rice. As an antibacterial, resveratrol may inhibit Xoo growth. This study focused on the potential structural-activity relationship of...

    Authors: Huai-Zhi Luo, Ying Guan, Rui Yang, Guo-Liang Qian, Xian-Hui Yang, Jun-Song Wang and Ai-Qun Jia

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:117

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  4. The mammalian intestinal tract harbors diverse and dynamic microbial communities that play pivotal roles in host health, metabolism, immunity, and development. Average daily gain (ADG) is an important growth t...

    Authors: Shaoming Fang, Xuan Chen, Jiahua Pan, Qiaohui Chen, Liwen Zhou, Chongchong Wang, Tianfang Xiao and Qian Fu Gan

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:116

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  5. Bacterial biofilms are surface-adherent microbial communities in which individual cells are surrounded by a self-produced extracellular matrix of polysaccharides, extracellular DNA (eDNA) and proteins. Interac...

    Authors: Na Peng, Peng Cai, Monika Mortimer, Yichao Wu, Chunhui Gao and Qiaoyun Huang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  6. This study demonstrates the use of reduced-representation genotyping to provide preliminary identifications for thermophilic bacterial isolates. The approach combines restriction enzyme digestion and PCR with ...

    Authors: Berenice Talamantes-Becerra, Jason Carling, Andrzej Kilian and Arthur Georges

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:114

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. Careful consideration of experimental artefacts is required in order to successfully apply high-throughput 16S ribosomal ribonucleic acid (rRNA) gene sequencing technology. Here we introduce experimental desig...

    Authors: Shantelle Claassen-Weitz, Sugnet Gardner-Lubbe, Kilaza S. Mwaikono, Elloise du Toit, Heather J. Zar and Mark P. Nicol

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:113

    Content type: Methodology article

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  8. Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a global opportunistic intracellular pathogen that can cause many infections, including meningitis and abortion in humans and animals; thus, L. monocytogenes poses a g...

    Authors: Gen Li, Guizhen Wang, Meng Li, Li Li, Hongtao Liu, Meiyang Sun and Zhongmei Wen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:112

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) could promote the growth of bifidobacteria, improving young children’s health. In addition, fermentation of carbohydrates by bifidobacteria can result in the production of met...

    Authors: Pauline Bondue, Christian Milani, Emilie Arnould, Marco Ventura, Georges Daube, Gisèle LaPointe and Véronique Delcenserie

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:111

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Bacterial gas vesicles, composed of two major gas vesicle proteins and filled with gas, are a unique class of intracellular bubble-like nanostructures. They provide buoyancy for cells, and thus play an essenti...

    Authors: Kun Cai, Bo-Ying Xu, Yong-Liang Jiang, Ying Wang, Yuxing Chen, Cong-Zhao Zhou and Qiong Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:110

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  11. A broad range of aromatic compounds can be degraded by enteric bacteria, and hydroxyphenylacetic acid (HPA) degrading bacteria are the most widespread. Majority of Escherichia coli strains can use both the struct...

    Authors: Hanseol Kim, Sinyeon Kim, Dohyeon Kim and Sung Ho Yoon

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:109

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The ternary cropping system of Gastradia elata depends on a symbiotic relationship with the mycorrhizal fungi Armillaria mellea, which decays wood to assimilate nutrition for the growth of G. elata. The compositi...

    Authors: Qing-Song Yuan, Jiao Xu, Weike Jiang, Xiaohong Ou, Hui Wang, Lanping Guo, Chenghong Xiao, Yanhong Wang, Xiao Wang, Chuanzhi Kang and Tao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:108

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  13. Footrot and interdigital dermatitis are endemic infectious diseases in all sheep farming regions, impairing welfare and production. The development of efficacious vaccines against the primary causative pathoge...

    Authors: P. L. Davies, A. M. Blanchard, C. E. Staley, N. J. Bollard, T. J. Coffey and S. Tötemeyer

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:107

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  14. Antimonite [Sb(III)]-oxidizing bacterium has great potential in the environmental bioremediation of Sb-polluted sites. Bacillus sp. S3 that was previously isolated from antimony-contaminated soil displayed high S...

    Authors: Jiaokun Li, Tianyuan Gu, Liangzhi Li, Xueling Wu, Li Shen, Runlan Yu, Yuandong Liu, Guanzhou Qiu and Weimin Zeng

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:106

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported an error in Fig. 2c.

    Authors: Noura El-Ahmady El-Naggar and Nancy M. El-Shweihy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:105

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:86

  16. LiaRS mediates Bacillus subtilis response to cell envelope perturbations. A third protein, LiaF, has an inhibitory role over LiaRS in the absence of stimulus. Together, LiaF and LiaRS form a three-component syste...

    Authors: Shailee Jani, Karen Sterzenbach, Vijaya Adatrao, Ghazal Tajbakhsh, Thorsten Mascher and Dasantila Golemi-Kotra

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:104

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  17. Different mulches have variable effects on soil physicochemical characteristics, bacterial and fungal communities and ecosystem functions. However, the information about soil microbial diversity, community str...

    Authors: Shuning Zhang, Yu Wang, Litao Sun, Chen Qiu, Yiqian Ding, Honglian Gu, Linjun Wang, Zhaoshun Wang and Zhaotang Ding

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:103

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  18. Concern about Haemophilus influenzae infection has been increasing over recent decades. Given the emergence of H. influenzae with severe drug resistance, we assessed the prevalence of as well as risk factors and ...

    Authors: Pei-Yi Su, Ay-Huey Huang, Chung-Hsu Lai, Hsiu-Fang Lin, Tsun-Mei Lin and Cheng-Hsun Ho

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:102

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  19. Multi-drug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the most important causes of nosocomial infections. The purpose of this study was to identify antibiotic resistance patterns, biofilm formation and the...

    Authors: Ali Mohammadi Bardbari, Parviz Mohajeri, Mohammad Reza Arabestani, Manoochehr Karami, Fariba Keramat, Saba Asadollahi, Amir Khodavirdipour and Mohammad Yousef Alikhani

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:101

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  20. The human gut microbiome plays a critical role in the carcinogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, a comprehensive analysis of the interaction between the host and microbiome is still lacking.

    Authors: Qing Wang, Jianzhong Ye, Daiqiong Fang, Longxian Lv, Wenrui Wu, Ding Shi, Yating Li, Liya Yang, Xiaoyuan Bian, Jingjing Wu, Xianwan Jiang, Kaicen Wang, Qiangqiang Wang, Mark P. Hodson, Loïc M. Thibaut, Joshua W. K. Ho…

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20(Suppl 1):83

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 1

  21. Gut microbiota composition is known to depend on environmental (diet, day length, infections, xenobiotic exposure) and lifestyle (alcohol/drug intake, physical activity) factors. All these factors fluctuate se...

    Authors: Alexander Koliada, Vladyslav Moseiko, Mariana Romanenko, Liubov Piven, Oleh Lushchak, Nadiia Kryzhanovska, Vitaly Guryanov and Alexander Vaiserman

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:100

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  22. The use of combined antibiotic therapy has become an option for infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria. The time-kill (TK) assay is considered the gold standard method for the evaluation of in...

    Authors: Juliana Januario Gaudereto, Lauro Vieira Perdigão Neto, Gleice Cristina Leite, Evelyn Patricia Sanchez Espinoza, Roberta Cristina Ruedas Martins, Gladys Villas Boa Prado, Flavia Rossi, Thais Guimarães, Anna Sara Levin and Silvia Figueiredo Costa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:97

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  23. To investigate the effect of transabdominal hysterectomy on the diversity of the intestinal flora in patients with uterine fibroids. Patients with uterine fibroids were selected from September 2018 to December...

    Authors: Wantong Wang, Yibing Li, Qijun Wu, Xin Pan, Xinhui He and Xiaoxin Ma

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:98

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Lactobacillus species are used as probiotics and play an important role in fermented food production. However, use of 16S rRNA gene sequences as standard markers for the differentiation of Lactobacillus species o...

    Authors: Eiseul Kim, Seung-Min Yang, Bora Lim, Si Hong Park, Bryna Rackerby and Hae-Yeong Kim

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:96

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  25. The microbiome of Severe-Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC), is characterized by an ecosystem comprising bacterial and fungal species, with a predominance of Candida species. Hence, an anti-cariogen effective against...

    Authors: Kausar Sadia Fakhruddin, Hiroshi Egusa, Hien Chi Ngo, Chamila Panduwawala, Siripen Pesee, Thenmozhi Venkatachalam and Lakshman Perera Samaranayake

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:95

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  26. Murine kobuviruses (MuKV) are newly recognized picornaviruses first detected in murine rodents in the USA in 2011. Little information on MuKV epidemiology in murine rodents is available. Therefore, we conducte...

    Authors: Fang-Fei You, Min-Yi Zhang, Huan He, Wen-Qiao He, Yong-Zhi Li and Qing Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:94

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  27. Mycobacterium tuberculosis resides inside host macrophages during infection and adapts to resilient stresses generated by the host immune system. As a response, M. tuberculosis codes for short-chain dehydrogenase...

    Authors: Gunapati Bhargavi, Sameer Hassan, Subramanyam Balaji, Srikanth Prasad Tripathy and Kannan Palaniyandi

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:93

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  28. Neisseria meningitidis serogroups W and Y are the most common serogroups causing invasive meningococcal disease in Sweden. The majority of cases are caused by the serogroup W UK 2013 strain of clonal complex (cc)...

    Authors: Lorraine Eriksson, Bianca Stenmark, Ala-Eddine Deghmane, Sara Thulin Hedberg, Olof Säll, Hans Fredlund, Paula Mölling and Muhamed-Kheir Taha

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:92

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  29. Bacterial blight of cotton (BBC), which is caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri pv. malvacearum (Xcm), is a destructive disease in cotton. Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs), encoded by tal-genes...

    Authors: Fazal Haq, Shiwang Xie, Kunxuan Huang, Syed Mashab Ali Shah, Wenxiu Ma, Lulu Cai, Xiameng Xu, Zhengyin Xu, Sai Wang, Lifang Zou, Bo Zhu and Gongyou Chen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:91

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  30. Visceral leishmaniasis in Ethiopia is a re-emerging threat to public health, with increased geographical distribution and number of cases. It is a fatal disease without early diagnosis and treatment; thus, the...

    Authors: Birhanu Ayelign, Mohammedamin Jemal, Markos Negash, Meaza Genetu, Tadelo Wondmagegn, Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke, Ligabaw Worku, Abebe Genetu Bayih, Girma Shumie, Sinknesh Wolde Behaksra, Tiruwork Fenta, Demekech Damte, Arega Yeshanew and Endalamaw Gadisa

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:90

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  31. Ralstonia solanacearum is one of the most notorious soil-borne phytopathogens. It causes a severe wilt disease with deadly effects on many economically important crops. The microbita of disease-suppressive soils ...

    Authors: Ying Zhang, Anna Hu, Jianuan Zhou, Wenfei Zhang and Peng Li

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:89

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  32. The performance of multiplex PCR (mPCR) for detection of antimicrobial resistance from clinical isolates is unknown. We assessed the ability of mPCR to analyse resistance genes directly from clinical samples.

    Authors: Irene Katharina Sigmund, Nora Renz, Susanne Feihl, Christian Morgenstern, Sabrina Cabric and Andrej Trampuz

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:88

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  33. Bartonella henselae is a Gram-negative bacterium transmitted to humans by a scratch from cat in the presence of ectoparasites. Humans infected with B. henselae can result in various clinical diseases including lo...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Zheng, Xiao Ma, Tingting Li, Wanliang Shi and Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:87

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  34. Cholesterol oxidase biosensors have been used to determine the level of cholesterol in different serum and food samples. Due to a wide range of industrial and clinical applications of microbial cholesterol oxi...

    Authors: Noura El-Ahmady El-Naggar and Nancy M. El-Shweihy

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:86

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Microbiology 2020 20:105

  35. Koumiss is a naturally fermented mare’s milk. Over recent decades, numerous studies have revealed the diversity of lactic acid bacteria in koumiss. However, there is limited information available regarding its...

    Authors: Hai Tang, Huimin Ma, Qiangchuan Hou, Weicheng Li, Haiyan Xu, Wenjun Liu, Zhihong Sun, Halatu Haobisi and Bilige Menghe

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:85

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  36. Literature about the lung microbiota (LM) in dogs is sparse. Influence of breed and living conditions on the LM in healthy dogs is currently unknown, as well as the influence of chronic respiratory diseases su...

    Authors: Aline Fastrès, Elodie Roels, Emilie Vangrinsven, Bernard Taminiau, Hiba Jabri, Géraldine Bolen, Anne-Christine Merveille, Alexandru-Cosmin Tutunaru, Evelyne Moyse, Georges Daube and Cécile Clercx

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:84

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  37. The aim was to evaluate the changes of 16S rDNA sequencing and LC-MS metabolomics in breast cancer and explore the growth inhibition of breast cancer cells by Faecalibacterium prausnitzii.

    Authors: Ji Ma, Lingqi Sun, Ying Liu, Hui Ren, Yali Shen, Feng Bi, Tao Zhang and Xin Wang

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:82

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  38. There is a need for better tools to evaluate new or repurposed TB drugs. The whole blood bactericidal activity (WBA) assay has been advocated for this purpose. We investigated whether transcriptional responses...

    Authors: Philip Kam Weng Kwan, Wenwei Lin, Ahmad Nazri Mohamed Naim, Balamurugan Periaswamy, Paola Florez De Sessions, Martin L. Hibberd and Nicholas I. Paton

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:81

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  39. The skin commensal Staphylococcus haemolyticus is an emerging nosocomial pathogen. Despite its clinical relevance, published information about S. haemolyticus virulence factors is scarce. In this study, the adhes...

    Authors: Runa Wolden, Maria Pain, Roger Karlsson, Anders Karlsson, Elizabeth G. Aarag Fredheim and Jorunn Pauline Cavanagh

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:80

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  40. Despite vaccination programs, Streptococcus pneumoniae remains among the main microorganisms involved in bacterial pneumonia, notably in terms of severity. The prognosis of pneumococcal infections is conditioned ...

    Authors: Cyrille H. Haddar, Johan Joly, Anne Carricajo, Paul O. Verhoeven, Florence Grattard, Olivier Mory, Evelyne Begaud, Yves Germani, Aymeric Cantais and Bruno Pozzetto

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:79

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  41. To date, the microbiota of the human penis has been studied mostly in connection with circumcision, HIV risk and female partner bacterial vaginosis (BV). These studies have shown that male circumcision reduces...

    Authors: Harris Onywera, Anna-Lise Williamson, Luca Cozzuto, Sarah Bonnin, Zizipho Z. A. Mbulawa, David Coetzee, Julia Ponomarenko and Tracy L. Meiring

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:78

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  42. Circular bacteriocins are antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria with a N and C termini ligation. They have desirable properties such as activity at low concentrations along with thermal, pH and proteolyt...

    Authors: Ben Vezina, Bernd H. A. Rehm and Andrew T. Smith

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:77

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  43. The inner membrane protein DotU of Aeromonas veronii is an important component of the minimal core conserved membrane proteome required for the formation of an envelope-transmembrane complex. This protein functio...

    Authors: Haichao Song, Yuanhuan Kang, Aidong Qian, Xiaofeng Shan, Ying Li, Lei Zhang, Haipeng Zhang and Wuwen Sun

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:76

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  44. Oral microbiota is not only important for maintaining oral health but also plays a role in various oral diseases. However, studies regarding microbiome changes in oral lichen planus (OLP) are very limited. To ...

    Authors: Fei Yan Yu, Qian Qian Wang, Miao Li, Ya-Hsin Cheng, Yi-Shing Lisa Cheng, Yu Zhou, Xi Yang, Fang Zhang, Xuejun Ge, Bin Zhao and Xiu Yun Ren

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:75

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  45. Infection, even outbreak, caused by Cryptococcus gattii (C. gattii) has been reported in Canada and the United States, but there were sparsely-reported cases of C. gattii in China. Our interest in occurrence, cli...

    Authors: Liang Jin, Jing-Rong Cao, Xin-Ying Xue, Hua Wu, Li-Feng Wang, Ling Guo and Ding-Xia Shen

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:73

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  46. Plant viruses move through plasmodesmata (PD) to infect new cells. To overcome the PD barrier, plant viruses have developed specific protein(s) to guide their genomic RNAs or DNAs to path through the PD.

    Authors: Sangsang Li, Xianyan Su, Xiangwen Luo, Yu Zhang, Deyong Zhang, Jiao Du, Zhanhong Zhang, Xian OuYang, Songbai Zhang and Yong Liu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:72

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  47. It has been performed worldwidely to explore the potential of animals that might be a reservoir for community associated human infections of Clostridioides difficile. Several genetically undistinguished PCR ribot...

    Authors: Wen-Zhu Zhang, Wen-Ge Li, Yu-Qing Liu, Wen-Peng Gu, Qing Zhang, Hu Li, Zheng-Jie Liu, Xin Zhang, Yuan Wu and Jin-Xing Lu

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:70

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  48. Vibrio vulnificus hemolysin (VVH) is a pore-forming toxin secreted by Vibrio vulnificus. Cellular cholesterol was believed to be the receptor for VVH, because cholesterol could bind to VVH and preincubation with ...

    Authors: Takashige Kashimoto, Hiroyuki Sugiyama, Keigo Kawamidori, Kohei Yamazaki, Takehiro Kado, Kaho Matsuda, Toshio Kodama, Takao Mukai and Shunji Ueno

    Citation: BMC Microbiology 2020 20:69

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