Image of the Day: Tissue Feast

Researchers are taking a close look at the bacterium that causes listeriosis disease.
 

The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff
Dec 5, 2017

Listeria monocytogenes bacteria (red) infecting tissue cells INSTITUT PASTEUR, PARIS Listeria monocytogenes, a cunning bacterium capable of invading different cells in the body, can cause listeriosis, a foodborne disease, in humans and livestock. It uses a network of filaments to travel between cells, a process which researchers have begun to study by investigating how the bacterium infects human epithelial cells.

M. Kortebi et al., “Listeria monocytogenes switches from dissemination to persistence by adopting a vacuolar lifestyle in epithelial cells,” PLOS Pathog, doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1006734, 2017.

 

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