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Mol Microbiol. 1989 Dec;3(12):1833-41.

Salmonella as an intracellular parasite.

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Biotechnology Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.


Salmonella species are facultative intracellular parasites, capable of penetrating (invading), surviving, and often multiplying within diverse eukaryotic cell types, including epithelial and phagocytic cells. These processes are essential for virulence, and involve both bacterial and host cell products. The use of cultured eukaryotic cells and other model systems has facilitated the study of bacterial-host cell interactions, and has led to a better understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenicity.

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