Pathogens and Disease
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This article deals with an important topic in mucosal immunology - the mechanism of activity by which probiotics protect against rotavirus (RV)-induced diarrhea. The data shows that in an animal model, administration of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is associated with higher levels of soluble IgA, and modulation of production of cytokines IFN-[gamma] and TNF-α is observed. These findings may contribute to improve prevention and treatment of RV-induced diarrhea in humans.
This is a short, definitive manuscript which applies new DNA transformation technologies to Chlamydia to address the function of plasmid genes in glycogen metabolism.
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Chief Editor Patrik Bavoil
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This review describes the two main types of P. aeruginosa lung infections and provides an overview of the host response and how the genomic capacity of P. aeruginosa contributes to the pathogenesis and persistence of these infections.
Host Responses to Infection
The authors review the triggers, host factors, and intracellular pathways that regulate host autophagy and its impact on antimicrobial host defenses during mycobacterial infection.