The mucosal phase of Listeria infection.

  title={The mucosal phase of Listeria infection.},
  author={Edward A. Havell and Guy R. Beretich and Philip B. Carter},
  volume={201 2},
Listeria monocytogenes is an enteroinvasive bacterial pathogen of man and animals. Listeriae have been shown capable of infecting the host by translocating from the intestinal lumen through Peyer's Patches (PP), however, results of experiments now indicate that these facultative intracellular parasites may also translocate through PP-independent routes. With regards to this, on occasion we observed that listeriae were absent from the PP of mice inoculated intragastrically with L. monocytogenes… CONTINUE READING
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