Hamid Hossain

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Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive, food-borne microorganism responsible for invasive infections with a high overall mortality. L. monocytogenes is among the very few microorganisms that can induce uptake into the host cell and subsequently enter the host cell cytosol by breaching the vacuolar membrane. We infected the murine macrophage cell line(More)
Background: The opportunistic food-borne gram-positive pathogen Listeria monocytogenes can exist as a free-living microorganism in the environment and grow in the cytoplasm of vertebrate and invertebrate cells following infection. The general stress response, controlled by the alternative sigma factor, j, has an important role for bacterial survival both in(More)
The opportunistic food-borne gram-positive pathogen Listeria monocytogenes can exist as a free-living microorganism in the environment and grow in the cytoplasm of vertebrate and invertebrate cells following infection. The general stress response, controlled by the alternative sigma factor, σB, has an important role for bacterial survival both in the(More)
Renal transplant recipients are predisposed to urinary tract infections caused by both common uropathogens and opportunistic bacteria resulting frequently in significant polymicrobial infections. In this study, a culture-independent 16S rRNA-based approach was established to identify unusual, fastidious, or anaerobic bacteria and to investigate bacterial(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that the lectin-like domain of tumor necrosis factor, mimicked by the TIP peptide, can improve lung function after unilateral orthotopic lung isotransplantation. Because of a lack of a specific treatment for ischemia reperfusion-mediated lung injury, accompanied by a disrupted barrier integrity and a dysfunctional alveolar(More)
BACKGROUND Acute epididymitis is a common infectious disease of unknown etiology in about 30% of cases with guidelines based on studies published >15 yr ago. OBJECTIVE To investigate the etiology of acute epididymitis using state-of-the-art methods and to provide rational data for antimicrobial therapy and clinical management. DESIGN, SETTING, AND(More)
In vivo application of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor trichostatin-A (TSA) in mice results in male infertility. To get more insight into the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon, we performed a genome-wide expression analysis and investigated HDAC activity and degree of histone H3 and H4 acetylation in murine testes after TSA treatment. A significant(More)
The clonal relationship between oral and fecal Candida albicans isolated from children of pre-school age was examined using RAPD analysis. Significantly higher levels of C. albicans were found in saliva, dental plaque, carious specimens and stools of 56 patients with severe caries as compared to 52 healthy control subjects. The highest prevalence was found(More)
Management of bone and soft tissue infections generally includes surgical procedures as well as attendant treatment and prevention with gentamicin-loaded fleeces. Conventional gentamicin-containing collagen fleeces currently in use are strongly acidic and exhibit limited biocompatibility thereby adversely affecting wound healing. To improve the antibiotic(More)