Eukaryotic cells and microbial pathogens: a familiar couple take centre stage

The interaction of a microbial pathogen with its host is a highly dynamic process shaped by evolution. Understanding cellular responses to microbial products is essential for a complete understanding of virulence. Similarly, studies aimed at determining how a particular virulence factor functions have helped unravel molecular mechanisms that govern eukaryotic cellular events. These two seemingly diverse areas were brought together on the beautiful Spanish Costa Brava in a recent meeting (October 13-17, 2002) sponsored by European Research Conferences (EURESCO) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).


    Craig R. Roy is in the Yale University School of Medicine, Boyer Centre for Molecular Medicine, Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, 295 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT 06536-0812,


    Record created on 2010-07-29, modified on 2016-08-08


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