Vibrio Parahaemolyticus (IMAGE) UT Southwestern Medical Center Caption Image of Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria trapped in a host cell. A UTSW study found that this foodborne pathogen modifies cholesterol found in a cell's plasma membrane to exit and infect new cells. Credit UT Southwestern Medical Center Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.