10. The Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and Macrophages

  1. Nicholas H. Bergman
  1. Susan L. Welkos,
  2. Joel A. Bozue and
  3. Christopher K. Cote

Published Online: 8 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch10

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax

How to Cite

Welkos, S. L., Bozue, J. A. and Cote, C. K. (2010) The Interactions between Bacillus anthracis and Macrophages, in Bacillus anthracis and Anthrax (ed N. H. Bergman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470891193.ch10

Author Information

  1. Bacteriology Division, United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470410110

Online ISBN: 9780470891193



  • Bacillus anthracis and macrophage interactions;
  • phagocytosis of B. anthracis Ames strain spores - by macrophages, determined by immunofl uorescence microscopy;
  • macrophage role - in innate host defenses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Facilitation of Spore Infection by Macrophages: Development of a Model

  • The Role of Macrophages in Innate Host Defenses

  • The Metabolic Consequences of Infection for B. Anthracis and their Host Macrophages

  • Macrophages as In Vitro Model of Pathogenesis and Immunity

  • References