Campylobacter jejuni Host Tissue Tropism: A Consequence of Its Low-Carb Lifestyle?

Stuart A Thompson, Erin C. Gaynor

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Mechanisms underlying virulence properties of Campylobacter jejuni have historically been difficult to identify. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Hofreuter et al. (2008) show that C. jejuni's ability to metabolize glutamine, glutathione, and asparagine affects its ability to colonize specific host tissues. These findings reflect the emerging theme of bacterial physiology directly impacting pathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-410
Number of pages2
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 13 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology

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