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Scanning electron micrograph of an endothelial cell after infection with N. meningitidis (2)

Bacterial type IV pili have been labeled with immunogold. Bacterial type IV pili have been stabilized with a monoclonal antibody and labeled with immunogold. Abbreviations: Protr, protrusions; T4P, bacterial type IV pili. Scale bars, 500 nm and 200 nm. (Source: Charles-Orszag A, Tsai FC, Bonazzi D, et al. Adhesion to nanofibers drives cell membrane remodeling through one-dimensional wetting. Nat Commun 2018;9[1]:4450. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License,

Associated Disorders

  • asplenia
  • deficiency of a terminal complement component (C5-9)
  • deficiency of properdin