Interaction of bacterial pathogens with polarized epithelium

Citation
Bi. Kazmierczak et al., Interaction of bacterial pathogens with polarized epithelium, ANN R MICRO, 55, 2001, pp. 407-435
Citations number
176
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
ANNUAL REVIEW OF MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0066-4227 → ACNP
Volume
55
Year of publication
2001
Pages
407 - 435
Database
ISI
SICI code
0066-4227(2001)55:<407:IOBPWP>2.0.ZU;2-K
Abstract
Many pathogens must surmount an epithelial cell barrier in order to establi sh an infection. While much has been learned about the interaction of bacte rial pathogens with cultured epithelial cells, the influence of cell polari ty on these events has only recently been appreciated. This review outlines bacterial-host epithelial cell interactions in the context of the distinct apical and basolateral surfaces of the polarized epithelium that lines the lumens of our organs.