Debbie Ramsey - Taking Care of Business: Secretion of Virulence Factors by Klebsiella pneumoniae
Bacteria are used to living in a corporate setting. To survive in the dog-eat-dog world of a host, they must develop defensive strategies that will position them to take over the host corporation. Many of these defensive strategies involve secretion of proteins. Gram negative bacteria have six types of secretion systems that employ different mechanisms to push proteins outside of the cell. Dr. Ramsey discusses how Klebsiella pneumoniae utilizes secretion systems to colonize the lungs and cause pneumonia.
E.O. Grundset, Lecture, Debbie Ramsey, Pneumoniae
Southern Adventist University, "Debbie Ramsey - Taking Care of Business: Secretion of Virulence Factors by Klebsiella pneumoniae" (2008). E.O. Grundset Lecture Series. 102.