Cell host & microbe
Feb 12, 2020 27 (2) 161-163
Vol. 27, Issue 2, Medline Page 161-163
Vibrio cholerae Sheds Its Coat to Make Itself Comfortable in the Gut.
Invertebrates molt, furry mammals shed, and human skin exfoliates. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Zingl et al. describe a virulence mechanism in which the bacterial pathogen Vibrio cholerae jettisons outer membrane proteins and lipids in vesicles as it enters the mammalian intestine.