Feb '13
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  • Q:

    Listeria is a bacterial genus which is a major pathogen in humans. It has the interesting ability of utilizing actin units within the host eukaryotic cell for its motion. It contains an enzyme, ActA, which recruits host actin molecules; recruiting these molecules moves the bacteria forward. Which of the following can be assumed regarding these interactions?

     

    A

    ActA has a similar configuration to the kinesin motor protein

    B

    ActA has a similar configuration to the dynein motor protein

    C

    Host cell motility may be negatively affected by an infection of Listeria

    D

    None of the above




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