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Nature communications

Strength of Neisseria meningitidis binding to endothelial cells requires highly-ordered CD147/β


PMID 28569760

Abstract

Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is an invasive bacterial pathogen that colonizes human vessels, causing thrombotic lesions and meningitis. Establishment of tight interactions with endothelial cells is crucial for meningococci to resist haemodynamic forces. Two endothelial receptors, CD147 and the β2-adrenergic receptor (β