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Inflammatory Monocytes Promote Granuloma-Mediated Control of Persistent Salmonella Infection.


Persistent infections generally involve a complex balance between protective immunity and immunopathology. We used a murine model to investigate the role of inflammatory monocytes in immunity and host defense against persistent salmonellosis. Mice exhibit increased susceptibility to persistent infection when inflammatory monocytes cannot be recruited into tissues or when they are depleted at specific stages of persistent infection. Inflammatory monocytes contribute to the pathology of persistent salmonellosis and cluster with other cells in pathogen-containing granulomas. Depletion of inflammatory monocytes during the chronic phase of persistent salmonellosis causes regression of already established granulomas with resultant pathogen growth and spread in tissues. Thus, inflammatory monocytes promote granuloma-mediated control of persistent salmonellosis and may be key to uncovering new therapies for granulomatous diseases.

Authors: Bettke JA, Tam JW, Montoya V, Butler BP, van der Velden AWM,
Journal: Infect Immun 2022 Apr 21;90(4):e0007022. doi:10.1128/iai.00070-22
Year: 2022
PubMed: PMID: 35311578 (Go to PubMed)