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Although bacteria have long been associated with human cancer, drawing causal relationships has been difficult. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Scanu et al. (2015) provide evidence for a transforming activity of Salmonella Typhimurium on predisposed host cells, which can subsequently form tumors in a xenograft model.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.chom.2015.05.016

Type

Journal article

Journal

Cell Host Microbe

Publication Date

10/06/2015

Volume

17

Pages

728 - 730

Keywords

Animals, Gallbladder Neoplasms, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Humans, Salmonella Infections, Salmonella enterica