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Research Article

The N. gonorrhoeae Type IV Pilus Stimulates Mechanosensitive Pathways and Cytoprotection through a pilT-Dependent Mechanism

  • Heather L Howie mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: howieh@ohsu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Michael Glogauer,

    Affiliation: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Group in Matrix Dynamics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Magdalene So

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Published: March 22, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0030100

About the Authors

Heather L Howie, Magdalene So
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, United States of America
Michael Glogauer
Canadian Institutes of Health Research Group in Matrix Dynamics, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: howieh@ohsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

HLH and MS conceived and designed the experiments. HLH performed the experiments and analyzed the data. MG and MS contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. HLH and MS wrote the paper.