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Listeria monocytogenes — from saprophyte to intracellular pathogen

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Reviews Microbiology, August 2009
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Title
Listeria monocytogenes — from saprophyte to intracellular pathogen
Published in
Nature Reviews Microbiology, August 2009
DOI 10.1038/nrmicro2171
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Authors

Nancy E. Freitag, Gary C. Port, Maurine D. Miner

Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that lives in the soil as a saprophyte but is capable of making the transition into a pathogen following its ingestion by susceptible humans or animals. Recent studies suggest that L. monocytogenes mediates its saprophyte-to-cytosolic-parasite transition through the careful modulation of the activity of a virulence regulatory protein known as PrfA, using a range of environmental cues that include available carbon sources. In this Progress article we describe the regulation of PrfA and its role in the L. monocytogenes transition from the saprophytic stage to the virulent intracellular stage.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 315 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 7 2%
United Kingdom 4 1%
France 3 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Argentina 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 9 3%
Unknown 284 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 90 29%
Student > Master 50 16%
Student > Bachelor 50 16%
Researcher 46 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 16 5%
Other 63 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 191 61%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 34 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 24 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 20 6%
Unspecified 17 5%
Other 29 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2011.
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#438
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#437
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