"Rickettsia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria often surrounded by a protein microcapsular layer and slime layer. The natural cycle of its organisms generally involves a vertebrate and an invertebrate host. Species of the genus are the etiological agents of human diseases, such as typhus.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Rickettsia" by people in Profiles.
Rickettsia conorii O antigen is the target of bactericidal Weil-Felix antibodies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 09 24; 116(39):19659-19664.
Rickettsia Sca2 has evolved formin-like activity through a different molecular mechanism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jul 16; 110(29):E2677-86.
Rickettsia Sca2 is a bacterial formin-like mediator of actin-based motility. Nat Cell Biol. 2010 Nov; 12(11):1057-63.