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Reactive Arthritis is Fueled by Amyloid Protein During Salmonella Infection, Temple Scientists Report, Temple University

3 Aug 2020 9:10 AM | Anonymous

Like the infrastructure of an apartment building, a fibrous protein known as curli amyloid that is produced by bacteria provides the supportive framework for biofilms – thick extracellular substances made by bacteria that enable multiple bacterial cells to assemble, survive, and thrive together. Curli amyloid, however, is also a key factor in diarrheal illness brought about by bacterial infection, and its harmful effects may extend well beyond the gastrointestinal tract.

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