Bacterial pathogen - host cell interactions
Edited by Silja Wessler
Bacterial pathogens have developed fascinating strategies to establish and promote infections. Depending on the expression of a wide range of pathogenic and virulence factors, bacteria have many ways in which they can interact with their specific host, leading to adherence, invasion, and/or transmigration across cellular layers.
This thematic series in Cell Communication and Signaling describes mechanisms used by Campylobacter, Chlamydia and Helicobacter to manipulate a host cell’s functions that require strict regulation of a complex network of signal transduction pathways.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests.