A Loss-of-Function Mutation in the Integrin Alpha L ( Itgal ) Gene Contributes to Susceptibility to Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Infection in Collaborative Cross Strain CC042
Zhang J., Teh M., Kim J., Eva MM., Cayrol R., Meade R., Nijnik A., Montagutelli X., Malo D., Jaubert J.
Salmonella is an intracellular bacterium found in the gastrointestinal tract of mammalian, avian, and reptilian hosts. Mouse models have been extensively used to model in vivo distinct aspects of human Salmonella infections and have led to the identification of several host susceptibility genes. We have investigated the susceptibility of Collaborative Cross strains to intravenous infection with Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium as a model of human systemic invasive infection.