In this opinion piece we take a look at the interaction of bacteria, phages and the human immune system. asking how these three components each play a role in phage therapy?
Browsing: Host-pathogen Interaction
Researchers may have discovered how Ebola invades our immune system and disrupts the host immune response.
Rotavirus infection can result in severe-life threatening illness in some individuals, however, new research from a team at Georgia State University (GA, USA), has identified bacteria that could be used to prevent or cure this infection.
Researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine have found that hypoxic conditions are linked to a hypoxia-typic morphotype of the pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. This morphotype worsens the diseases progression of invasive aspergillosis in a murine model.
New research shows that hydrogen peroxide released by Streptococcus pneumoniae inhibits key components of the innate immune system. This contributes to the successful pathogen colonization of the host and causes pneumonia.
New research has uncovered that Mycobacterium tuberculosis releases an antacid that remodels phagosomes, preventing immune cells from destroying the bacteria.
A new study has implicated the cytokine interferon gamma as a major contributor of blood–brain barrier breakdown in central nervous system infections.
In this interview we speak to Daniella Lefteri about her research on modulating arbovirus infection by targeting mosquito saliva, and what avenues this could present for new antiviral treatments.
New research investigating possible interactions between Epstein–Barr virus and neurological diseases has successfully infected neuronal-like cells in vitro, with the hope to use these as a model for studying this virus in the future.
Innate lymphoid cells, a relatively newly discovered class of immune cells, play a pivotal role in controlling early tuberculosis infection, according to new research.