Effect of mucin on Campylobacter jejuni association and invasion on HEp-2 cells.


We report the development of an in vitro assay using HEp-2 cell monolayers in which cell association of five C. jejuni strains and E. coli K12 C600 were tested under different experimental conditions. Both total cell associated colony forming units (CFU) and the CFU protected from gentamicin killing (i.e. internalized bacteria) were determined. Pretreatment… (More)