Enter Listeria, Unruffled

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Science  29 Mar 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5257, pp. 1825
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5257.1825


Gallagher reports on a new finding, in a recent paper in Cell (Mengaud et al., vol. 84, p. 923), on the mechanism by which the Gram-positive bacteria Listeria is taken up into the cells of its mammalian host. Listeria uses the cell-surface protein E-cadherin as a receptor for entry.