Sökning: "epithelial surfaces"
Visar resultat 1 - 5 av 42 avhandlingar innehållade orden epithelial surfaces.
1. Pathogenic Neisseria infections of human neutrophils and epithelial cells : focusing on host responses and immune evasion
Sammanfattning : N. meningitidis and N. gonorrhoeae are obligate human pathogens that colonize mucosal surfaces and are often carried asymptomatically. These bacteria have developed adhesive structures that promote adherence to host cells and efficient colonization of new hosts. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Innate host defense mechanisms at epithelial surfaces are important to prevent bacterial invasion. Streptococcus pyogenes, group A streptococcus (GAS), has an affinity for epithelial cells and cause pharyngitis. During streptococcal pharyngitis, high concentrations of the chemokines CXCL9/MIG, CXCL10/IP-10, CXCL11/I-TAC were found in tonsil fluid. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Every day we encounter many potentially harmful microbes in our environment. The epithelial linings constitute an anatomical barrier protecting us and they also produce antimicrobial polypeptides (AMPs) that act as a chemical barrier. These AMPs are small and positively charged, killing a broad range of microbes rapidly. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Bacterial pathogens have developed multiple ways of manipulating host cell functions to exploit the host environment. We found that interactions with epithelial cells increase the resistance of the human pathogen Neisseria meningitidis to the antimicrobial peptide LL-37. LÄS MER
Sammanfattning : Gene-encoded antimicrobial peptides serve a protective role in host defense. They are multifunctional effector molecules in innate immunity - the nonadaptive immune system -with the capacity to kill a broad spectrum of microorganisms. LÄS MER