Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 32185895
Link to DOI – 10.1111/cmi.13183
Cell Microbiol 2020 Apr; 22(4): e13183
Decades of breakthroughs resulting from cross feeding of microbiological research and technological innovation have promoted Listeria monocytogenes to the rank of model microorganism to study host-pathogen interactions. The extraordinary capacity of this bacterium to interfere with a vast array of host cellular processes uncovered new concepts in microbiology, cell biology and infection biology. Here, we review technological advances that revealed how bacteria and host interact in space and time at the molecular, cellular, tissue and whole body scales, ultimately revolutionising our understanding of Listeria pathogenesis. With the current bloom of multidisciplinary integrative approaches, Listeria entered a new microbiology era.