Shigella and Salmonella: Death as a means of survival

Beatrice Haimovich, Malabi M. Venkatesan

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

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Shigella and Salmonella kill host cells and trigger inflammatory responses by mechanisms that are not fully understood. The goal of this review is to reevaluate key observations reported over the past 15 years and, whenever possible, to provide a chronological perspective as to how our understanding of the pathways by which Shigella and Salmonella kill host cells has evolved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)568-577
Number of pages10
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


  • Apoptosis
  • Macrophages
  • Necrosis
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella

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