Technical Report- 0157H7

Technical Report- 0157H7 - Secretion System this secretion...

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The body s first line of defense for the bacteria E. coli 0157:H7 is the immunes system. In order to fully understand why the bacteria are successful in manipulating the body, one must first address the processes that the body goes through when infected by the 0157:H7 pathogen. Upon ingestion of the bacteria the pathogen makes its way down to the intestines and begins to adhere to the microvilli that cover the surface of the intestines. The bacteria then proceeds to its Type III
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Unformatted text preview: Secretion System, this secretion system is a protein appendage that is consistent with gram negative bacteria. This structure that the bacteria is equipped with is needle-like and When the bacterium reaches the blood vessels in the vascular endothelium it allows the shiga like toxin is holds to attach to the cell membrane. This shiga like toxin is a verotoxin and is generated by E. coli 0157:H....
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