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Curr Opin Immunol. 1997 Feb;9(1):35-43.

Inter-relationship among macrophages, natural killer cells and neutrophils in early stages of Listeria resistance.

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Department of Pathology, Center for Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8118, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.


Reports in the past few years have shown the involvement of different cells and cytokines in controlling the infection with the intracellular facultative pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. A synergistic interaction of T-cell-independent and -dependent processes takes place but the nature of these interactions and of the relevant cells and cytokines depends on both the stage of the infection and the tissue that is involved.

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