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The Vibrio parahaemolyticus Type III Secretion Systems manipulate host cell MAPK for critical steps in pathogenesis

Ksenia Matlawska-Wasowska1, Rebecca Finn1, Ana Mustel1, Conor P O'Byrne1, Alan W Baird2, Eleanor T Coffey3 and Aoife Boyd1*

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1 Discipline of Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

2 School of Agriculture, Food Science & Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

3 Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Turku University and Åbo Akademi University, BioCity, Tykistokatu 6, Turku FIN-20521, Finland

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BMC Microbiology 2010, 10:329  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-329

Published: 30 December 2010

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Figure S1: Morphological changes induced in Caco-2 cells by V. parahaemolyticus Δvp1680. Caco-2 cells were co-incubated with V. parahaemolyticus WT, ΔvscN1, ΔvscN2 or Δvp1680 for 4 h. Morphological changes of the cells were then observed by phase contrast light microscope (magnification 400×).

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