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Shigella capture by host cell filopodia is regulated by microRNAs

Scanning electron micrograph depicting Shigella flexneri captured by host cell filopodia. MicroRNA miR-29b-2-5p, through the repression of its direct target UNC5C, dramatically increases host cell filopodia, which promote bacterial capture and internalization. Ana Eulalio et al.

Image Credit: Ana Eulalio and Miguel Mano