Comparison of the in vitro pathogenicity of two Salmonella Typhimurium phage types

An T T Vo, Engeline van Duijkeren, Ad C Fluit, Henno G C J M Hendriks, Peter C J Tooten, Wim Gaastra

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    The in vitro pathogenicity of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium phage type (pt) 90 and pt 506 (also known as DT 104) isolates from human and porcine origin was studied in adhesion and invasion assays to the human cell line Caco-2 and the porcine cell line IPI-2. Interleukin-8 (IL-8) production by these two cell lines in response to stimulation by the two Salmonella phage types was also measured. Generally, Salmonella Typhimurium pt 506 and pt 90 adhered to and invaded Caco-2 cells and IPI-2 cells equally well. The release of IL-8 by Caco-2 cells or by IPI-2 cells was similar, independent of the Salmonella phage type used for stimulation of the cells. These data suggest that Salmonella Typhimurium pt 90 has a similar ability to cause Salmonella infections as Salmonella Typhimurium DT 104.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)11-18
    Number of pages8
    JournalComparative Immunology Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


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