Cellular biology

Understanding the interaction mechanisms between cell hosts and bacterial agents is a key point to fight infections.Thus,  models of polarized epithelial cell infections have been developed and have been proven to be very effective and predictive of bacterial interactions with the mucosal barrier in vivo.

In addition, cellular models allow further explorations such as the analysis of cellular toxicity of antimicrobial compounds. 

SMALTIS has therefore equipped itself with a cell culture laboratory to work on intestinal, pulmonary, macrophagic and skin cells.

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