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Bubonic plague - yersinia pestis info please

Postby rui_benfeitas » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:39 pm

Hi!
Can someone tell me of a bacteria database and any usefull websites with information about Yersinia pestis (the bubonic plague bacteria) like:

infection mechanisms
molecular properties of the infection

Thanks in advance
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Postby canalon » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:51 pm

I don't know any specific, but google can be a start, or you can try medline http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/
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Postby rui_benfeitas » Sat Dec 01, 2007 6:05 pm

I tried medline, but i wanted to find a specific mechanism about what the bacteria (Yersinia pestis) do in the lungs when they infect someone. Does anyone know where can i find some articles about this?
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Postby canalon » Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:59 pm

Pubmed then. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed

And search with "yersinia AND pestis AND plague" then look at the review tab.
I found this in 1 minute, it seems OK, but I am not sure it will be what you want: http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articl ... id=8993858
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Postby rui_benfeitas » Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:16 pm

Thx Patrick.
You helped me a lot with that article! =D
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Postby mathkilla » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:57 am

I took a class on pathogenic bacteria, so I can tell you a little about
yersina pestis, it uses a type III secretory system to infect its host, it has numerous virulence genes, it has many ways of acquiring iron, it has the ability to resist phagocytosis, and opsonization, and it resides in the lymph node areas as it grows, which creates the buboes. I can refer back to my book and give you more info if you need, i do know that it has a pla gene, and some other virulence factor. Hope this helps.
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