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Preparing the shot

Direct injection of proteins into host cells is one of the tricks bacteria use during infection. It seems that, to achieve this, the stomach pathogen Helicobacter pylori first grabs the cell by its surface receptors.

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Figure 1: Translocation of the CagA protein of the bacterium Helicobacter pylori into host cells.

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Hauck, C. Preparing the shot. Nature 449, 798–799 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/449798a

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