New insights into molecular Ehrlichia chaffeensis-host interactions

Abdul Wakeel, Bing Zhu, Xue jie Yu, Jere W. McBride

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Ehrlichia chaffeensis is an obligately intracellular bacterium that exhibits tropism for mononuclear phagocytes and survives by reprogramming the host cell. Here we review new information regarding the newly characterized effector molecules and the complex network of molecular host-pathogen interactions that the organism exploits enabling it to thrive and persist intracellularly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-345
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2010


  • Ankyrin proteins
  • Effector
  • Ehrlichia
  • Host-pathogen interaction
  • Tandem repeat proteins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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