Insights into host-pathogen interactions from state-of-the-art animal models of respiratory Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/620872
Title:
Insights into host-pathogen interactions from state-of-the-art animal models of respiratory Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.
Authors:
Lorenz, Anne; Pawar, Vinay; Häussler, Susanne; Weiss, Siegfried
Abstract:
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an important opportunistic pathogen that can cause acute respiratory infections in immunocompetent patients or chronic infections in immunocompromised individuals and in patients with cystic fibrosis. When acquiring the chronic infection state, bacteria are encapsulated within biofilm structures enabling them to withstand diverse environmental assaults, including immune reactions and antimicrobial therapy. Understanding the molecular interactions within the bacteria, as well as with the host or other bacteria, is essential for developing innovative treatment strategies. Such knowledge might be accumulated in vitro. However, it is ultimately necessary to confirm these findings in vivo. In the present Review, we describe state-of-the-art in vivo models that allow studying P. aeruginosa infections in molecular detail. The portrayed mammalian models exclusively focus on respiratory infections. The data obtained by alternative animal models which lack lung tissue, often provide molecular insights that are easily transferable to mammals. Importantly, these surrogate in vivo systems reveal complex molecular interactions of P. aeruginosa with the host. Herein, we also provide a critical assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of such models.
Affiliation:
Helmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.
Citation:
Insights into host-pathogen interactions from state-of-the-art animal models of respiratory Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. 2016, 590 (21):3941-3959 FEBS Lett.
Journal:
FEBS letters
Issue Date:
Nov-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10033/620872
DOI:
10.1002/1873-3468.12454
PubMed ID:
27730639
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1873-3468
Appears in Collections:
publications of the research group molecular Immunology (MOLI)

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dc.contributor.authorLorenz, Anneen
dc.contributor.authorPawar, Vinayen
dc.contributor.authorHäussler, Susanneen
dc.contributor.authorWeiss, Siegfrieden
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-24T14:30:16Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-24T14:30:16Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-
dc.identifier.citationInsights into host-pathogen interactions from state-of-the-art animal models of respiratory Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. 2016, 590 (21):3941-3959 FEBS Lett.en
dc.identifier.issn1873-3468-
dc.identifier.pmid27730639-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/1873-3468.12454-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/620872-
dc.description.abstractPseudomonas aeruginosa is an important opportunistic pathogen that can cause acute respiratory infections in immunocompetent patients or chronic infections in immunocompromised individuals and in patients with cystic fibrosis. When acquiring the chronic infection state, bacteria are encapsulated within biofilm structures enabling them to withstand diverse environmental assaults, including immune reactions and antimicrobial therapy. Understanding the molecular interactions within the bacteria, as well as with the host or other bacteria, is essential for developing innovative treatment strategies. Such knowledge might be accumulated in vitro. However, it is ultimately necessary to confirm these findings in vivo. In the present Review, we describe state-of-the-art in vivo models that allow studying P. aeruginosa infections in molecular detail. The portrayed mammalian models exclusively focus on respiratory infections. The data obtained by alternative animal models which lack lung tissue, often provide molecular insights that are easily transferable to mammals. Importantly, these surrogate in vivo systems reveal complex molecular interactions of P. aeruginosa with the host. Herein, we also provide a critical assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of such models.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.titleInsights into host-pathogen interactions from state-of-the-art animal models of respiratory Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHelmholtz Centre for infection research, Inhoffenstr. 7, 38124 Braunschweig, Germany.en
dc.identifier.journalFEBS lettersen
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