Phage penetration of eukaryotic cells: practical implications
Maciej Żaczek , Andrzej Górski , Aneta Skaradzińska , Marzanna Łusiak-Szelachowska , Beata Weber-Dąbrowska
AbstractThe inability to infect eukaryotic cells has been considered as the most undeniable feature of all bacterial viruses. Such specificity, limited only for bacterial hosts, raises questions about the paths and challenges phages should overcome when circulating through the human body. Recently, it has been shown that phages are able to continually penetrate human organs and tissues. Latest reports revealed that phages can cross eukaryotic cell barriers both para- and transcellularly and even reach the nucleus. Further, phages are capable of internalizing within cells through different endocytic mechanisms. Such phenomenon indicates that phages could shape human microbiome composition and affect all aspects of human health. Thus, herein, we summarize the current state of knowledge and describe this phenomenon with a particular emphasis on endocytic pathways.
|Journal series||Future Virology, ISSN 1746-0794, e-ISSN 1746-0808, (N/A 40 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.75|
|Keywords in English||endocytic pathways, endocytosis, eukaryotic, cellsimmune, responsephage, internalizationphage, receptorsphage, therapytranscytosis|
|Score||= 40.0, 01-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
|Publication indicators||= 0; = 0; : 2018 = 0.217; : 2018 = 0.73 (2) - 2018=0.914 (5)|
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