Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a globally disseminated, Gram-negative marine bacterium and one of the leading causes of seafood-borne gastroenteritis. Also, this bacterium has recently emerged as a shrimp pathogen and become a serious threat to the shrimp industry. V. parahaemolyticus encodes multiple virulence factors to enable efficient colonization of the host and disease, including adhesins, toxins, and types III and VI secretion systems (T3SS and T4SS). This chapter reviews many of these factors, as well as their biological relevance for enteric infections.
|Title of host publication||The Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins|
|Number of pages||31|
|State||Published - 5 Jun 2015|
- Acute gastroenteritis
- Bacterial effectors
- Type III secretion system (T3SS)
- Vibrio parahaemolyticus