Characterization of oral Yersinia enterocolitica infection in three different strains of inbred mice.

@article{Handley2004CharacterizationOO,
  title={Characterization of oral Yersinia enterocolitica infection in three different strains of inbred mice.},
  author={Scott A Handley and Peter H Dube and Paula A. Revell and Virginia L. Miller},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2004},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={1645-56}
}
Several studies have highlighted differences in the resistances of various mouse strains to intravenous (i.v.) infection with Yersinia enterocolitica. In particular, differences in resistance and immunological response between BALB/c and C57BL/6 mouse strains have been determined. Following i.v infection, C57BL/6 mice are more resistant to Y. enterocolitica than are BALB/c mice. However, because Y. enterocolitica is typically a food-borne pathogen, the oral route of infection more accurately… CONTINUE READING