Introduction: microbiology and immunology: lessons learned from Salmonella

Microbes Infect. Nov-Dec 2001;3(14-15):1177-81. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(01)01498-8.


Salmonella enterica, a Gram-negative bacterium, causes significant morbidity and mortality worldwide, and is an excellent model to study bacterial pathogenesis and cellular immune responses. With the development of powerful new technologies, there has been a fusion of research on immunology, molecular biology and cellular microbiology of S. enterica infections. This multidisciplinary research will enhance our understanding of the basic mechanisms of bacterial infections and immunity; it also provides new approaches towards therapeutic and control measures.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Innate
  • Mice
  • Salmonella Infections / immunology*
  • Salmonella Infections / microbiology*
  • Salmonella Vaccines
  • Salmonella enterica / classification
  • Salmonella enterica / genetics
  • Salmonella enterica / pathogenicity*


  • Salmonella Vaccines