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Microbes Infect. 2001 Nov-Dec;3(14-15):1183-90.

The role of M cells in Salmonella infection.

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Cell Imaging Facility and the Department of Biochemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 1TD, UK. m.a.jepson@bris.ac.uk

Abstract

Intestinal M cells, the specialised antigen-sampling cells of the mucosal immune system, are exploited by Salmonella and other pathogens as a route of invasion. Salmonella entry into M cells and colonisation of Peyer's patches involve mechanisms critical for infection of cultured cells as well as factors not accurately modelled in vitro.

PMID:
11755406
DOI:
10.1016/s1286-4579(01)01478-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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