Anders Frisk

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AlgR controls numerous virulence factors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, including alginate, hydrogen cyanide production, and type IV pilus-mediated twitching motility. In this study, the role of AlgR in biofilms was examined in continuous-flow and static biofilm assays. Strain PSL317 (DeltaalgR) produced one-third the biofilm biomass of wild-type strain PAO1.(More)
In the first part of the paper we give a characterization for an associative algebra to be standardly stratified in the sense of Cline, Parshall and Scott, generalizing a theorem of V. Dlab. In the second part of the paper we construct characteristic tilting modules for standardly stratified algebras and use them to estimate the finitistic dimension of such(More)
The Haemophilus ducreyi homolog of GroEL, a 58.5-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp), is a dominant protein produced not only in response to heat stress but also under in vitro growth conditions. Extracellular localization of the 58.5-kDa Hsp was investigated by whole-cell enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunoelectron microscopy and in supernatants(More)
Cytolethal distending toxin of Haemophilus ducreyi (HdCDT) is a multicomponent toxin, encoded by an operon consisting of three genes, cdtABC. To investigate the role of the individual products in generation of toxicity, recombinant plasmids were constructed allowing expression of each of the genes individually or in different combinations in Escherichia(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that causes chronic lung infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. One characteristic of P. aeruginosa CF isolates is the overproduction of the exopolysaccharide alginate, controlled by AlgR. Transcriptional profiling analyses comparing mucoid P. aeruginosa strains to their isogenic algR deletion(More)
Haemophilus ducreyi produces a cytotoxin responsible for the killing of cultured human epithelial cells. Cytotoxin-neutralizing antibodies were detected in the majority of sera from patients with culture-proven chancroid, and a significantly higher level of such antibodies in patients than in blood donors was noted both in areas where the disease is endemic(More)
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa transcriptional regulator AlgR controls a variety of different processes, including alginate production, type IV pilus function, and virulence, indicating that AlgR plays a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression. In order to characterize the AlgR regulon, Pseudomonas Affymetrix GeneChips were used to generate the(More)
The transcriptional profile of Pseudomonas aeruginosa after interactions with primary normal human airway epithelial cells was determined using Affymetrix GeneChip technology. Gene expression profiles indicated that various genes involved in phosphate acquisition and iron scavenging were differentially regulated.
The adherence of ten different Haemophilus ducreyi strains to cultured human epithelial cells and the subsequent destruction of these cells was investigated in vitro using HEp-2 and HeLa cells. Bacterial adherence was measured with two assays, one employing viable bacteria and the other radiolabeled bacteria. In addition, the capacity of H. ducreyi to(More)
By use of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and immunoblotting techniques, the migration patterns and binding epitopes of lipooligosaccharides (LOS) from 10 Haemophilus ducreyi strains were investigated with two monoclonal antibodies (MAbs), MAHD6 and MAHD7, raised against LOS from H. ducreyi ITM 2665. Closely related LOS, with defined structures, from(More)