Internalization of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia by epithelial and endothelial cells.

@article{Paris1997InternalizationOA,
  title={Internalization of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia by epithelial and endothelial cells.},
  author={Sophie Paris and Emmanuelle Boisvieux-Ulrich and Bruno Crestani and Odile Houcine and Donatella Taramelli and Luciano Lombardi and Jean Paul Latg{\'e}},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 4},
  pages={1510-4}
}
The internalization of conidia of the opportunistic fungus Aspergillus fumigatus by primary cell cultures of nonprofessional phagocytes was investigated. This study is the first to show that A. fumigatus conidia were able to be engulfed by tracheal epithelial, alveolar type II, and endothelial cells.