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Glutathione Metabolism in V. cholerae


Vibrio cholerae is a facultative anaerobic, Gram-negative, crescent-shaped, motile rod like bacterium, and the causative infectious agent of the diarrheal disease, Cholera. It colonizes the mucosal surface of the human small intestine and secretes cholera toxin. The toxin stimulates secretion of water and electrolytes by the cells of the small intestine, leading to the severe watery diarrhoea that is characteristic of cholera. Unlike most bacterial agents of diarrhea, V. cholerae tends to survive in aquatic environments durin...




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