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Rapid diagnostic assay for detection of cellulose in urine as biomarker for biofilm-related urinary tract infections

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Psoriasin, a novel anti-Candida albicans adhesin

Candida albicans belongs to the normal microbial flora on epithelial surfaces of humans. However, under certain, still not fully understood conditions, it can become pathogenic and cause a spectrum of diseases, from local infections to life-threatening septicemia. We investigated a panel of antimicrobial proteins and peptides (AMPs), potentially involved in mucosal immunity...

Vitamin D-deficient mice have more invasive urinary tract infection

facility at Science for Life Laboratory for image analysis. Author Contributions Conceptualization: Olof Hertting, Annelie Brauner. 11 / 13 Data curation: Olof Hertting, Petra LuÈthje, Devin Sullivan ... , Pontus AspenstroÈm, Annelie Brauner. Formal analysis: Olof Hertting, Petra LuÈthje, Devin Sullivan, Pontus AspenstroÈm, Annelie Brauner. Funding acquisition: Pontus AspenstroÈm, Annelie Brauner

Improved cell surface display of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis antigens in Escherichia coli

Background Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (SE) is one of the most potent pathogenic Salmonella serotypes causing food-borne diseases in humans. We have previously reported the use of the β-autotransporter AIDA-I to express the Salmonella flagellar protein H:gm and the SE serotype-specific fimbrial protein SefA at the surface of E. coli as live bacterial vaccine vehicles...

Correspondence: Response

0 Milan Chromek Annelie Brauner Department of Clinical Microbiology Karolinska Hospital Stockholm , Sweden - Response To the Editor: We have read the comment from Professors Lauda?ski and Reduta

Vitamin D Induction of the Human Antimicrobial Peptide Cathelicidin in the Urinary Bladder

The urinary tract is frequently being exposed to potential pathogens and rapid defence mechanisms are therefore needed. Cathelicidin, a human antimicrobial peptide is expressed and secreted by bladder epithelial cells and protects the urinary tract from infection. Here we show that vitamin D can induce cathelicidin in the urinary bladder. We analyzed bladder tissue from...

Non-infected preterm parturition is related to increased concentrations of IL-6, IL-8 and MCP-1 in human cervix

Background Human cervical ripening is an inflammatory process. In labour at term the mRNA-levels and protein concentrations for interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-8 in cervix significantly increase. The aim of this study was to investigate if there are differences in the inflammatory process of preterm and term cervical ripening. Methods Cervical biopsies from 50 singleton pregnant...

Activation of macrophage nuclear factor-κB and induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase by LPS

Background Chronic lung disease (CLD) of prematurity is a major problem of neonatal care. Bacterial infection and inflammatory response have been thought to play an important role in the development of CLD and steroids have been given, with some benefit, to neonates with this disease. In the present study, we assessed the ability of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to stimulate rat...

Uropathogenic Escherichia coli Modulates Immune Responses and Its Curli Fimbriae Interact with the Antimicrobial Peptide LL-37

Bacterial growth in multicellular communities, or biofilms, offers many potential advantages over single-cell growth, including resistance to antimicrobial factors. Here we describe the interaction between the biofilm-promoting components curli fimbriae and cellulose of uropathogenic E. coli and the endogenous antimicrobial defense in the urinary tract. We also demonstrate the...

Expression of and Cytokine Activation by Eschevichia coli Curi Fibers in Human Sepsis

Curli organelles are expressed by commensal Escherichia coli K12 and by Salmonella typhimurium at temperatures <37°C, which bind serum proteins and activate the contact-phase system in vitro. This study demonstrates, by means of an anti-CsgA (curli major subunit) antibody, that a significant fraction of E. coli isolates (24 of 46) from human blood cultures produce curli at 37°C...

Meconium Induces Expression of Inducible NO Synthase and Activation of NF-κB in Rat Alveolar Macrophages

Meconium aspiration causes intensive inflammatory reactions in the lungs, and may lead to neonatal respiratory disorder. Infiltrated inflammatory cells, particularly macrophages, play an important role in such an inflammation. A rat alveolar macrophage cell line (ATCC8383) was exposed to meconium alone or in combination with dexamethasone, budesonide, or interferon-γ. Nitric...

Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 and Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinases-1 in Acute Pyelonephritis and Renal Scarring

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Human cervical ripening, an inflammatory process mediated by cytokines

An extensive remodelling process, referred to as cervical ripening, takes place in the cervical tissue during pregnancy and labour. It is recognized as softening and dilation of the cervical canal, and starts as a slow process during pregnancy, becoming rapid close to partum. In this study we focus on cytokines as possible mediators of this final remodelling. mRNA levels for...