Vibrio parahaemolyticus virulence determinants

Marcela De Souza Santos*, Dor Salomon, Peng Li, Anne Marie Krachler, Kim Orth

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Comprehensive Sourcebook of Bacterial Protein Toxins
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9780128005897
ISBN (Print)9780128001882
StatePublished - 5 Jun 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute gastroenteritis
  • Bacterial effectors
  • MAM7
  • Type III secretion system (T3SS)
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus


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