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Interaction of Listeria monocytogenes with the intestinal epithelium.
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PMID:  11034299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen that must cross the intestinal epithelial barrier to reach its target organs. We have investigated the importance of M cells in translocation using an experimental mouse model and a novel, recently described in vitro coculture system that mimics the follicle-associated epithelium (FAE). Our data demonstrate that L. monocytogenes does not require, nor specifically use, M cells of the FAE to cross the gut. We also show that bacterial translocation is rapid and L. monocytogenes can attach very efficiently to exposed basal lamina of the small intestine indicating an important role for extracellular matrix proteins.
J J Daniels; I B Autenrieth; W Goebel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS microbiology letters     Volume:  190     ISSN:  0378-1097     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Microbiol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-12     Completed Date:  2001-05-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705721     Medline TA:  FEMS Microbiol Lett     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie, Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Adhesion
Bacterial Translocation*
Caco-2 Cells
Intestinal Mucosa / cytology*,  microbiology*
Listeria Infections / microbiology*
Listeria monocytogenes / pathogenicity*,  physiology
Mice, Inbred BALB C
Microscopy, Confocal
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Peyer's Patches / microbiology

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