Infection with Listeria monocytogenes is a well studied model for understanding host resistance to intracellular bacteria. Recent advances in the study of Listeria have carefully quantitated the response of CD8+ T cells to infection and analyzed the effector functions of these cells in vivo. A surprising role for antibody in mediating resistance to Listeria has also recently emerged, providing new insight into the mechanisms of host defense.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-431
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Immunology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2000


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