Henrik Permin

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Campylobacter concisus has been as frequently isolated from human diarrhea as the important enteropathogen Campylobacter jejuni, but it also occurs in the feces of healthy individuals. The role of C. concisus in human disease has been difficult to determine, since the species comprises at least two phenotypically indistinguishable but genetically distinct(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize and subgroup clinical strains of Campylobacter concisus isolated from patients with gastrointestinal disease. METHODS A total of 109 C. concisus isolates from 98 patients obtained between June 1997 and December 1998 were analysed using protein profiles, conventional biochemical tube tests, ApiCampy, and susceptibility patterns by(More)
The importance of Campylobacter species other than C. jejuni/coli in diarrhoeal disease is largely unknown. We wished to determine the prevalence and clinical presentation of C. concisus infection in patients with enteric disease in a tertiary hospital. Stool specimens were routinely tested for the presence of Campylobacter species, by use of the filter(More)
Reduced levels of somatic hypermutation (SHM) have recently been described in IgG-switched immunoglobulin genes in a minority of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), demonstrating a disruption of the normal linkage between isotype switch and SHM. To see if, irrespective of isotype, there is a tendency to use unmutated immunoglobulin genes(More)
Ficolin-3, encoded by the FCN3 gene and expressed in the lung and liver, is a recognition molecule in the lectin pathway of the complement system. Heterozygosity for an FCN3 frameshift mutation (rs28357092), leading to a distortion of the C-terminal end of the molecule, occurs in people without disease (allele frequency among whites, 0.01). We describe a(More)
Inherited deficiency states of the terminal complement component C5 are rare and often associated with increased risk of recurrent Neisseria infections. More than 50 cases with primary C5 deficiency have been reported. In spite of this, the molecular basis has only been documented in a few cases. In the present study we investigated two unrelated Caucasian(More)
Chlamydia pneumoniae (CP) is a common cause of respiratory tract infections, and several studies have asked whether it may play a pathogenic role in connection with bronchial asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Evidence that CP infection is associated with these diseases is a cardinal item. However, evaluation of CP infection is(More)
AIM To infect mice with atypical Campylobacter concisus (C. concisus) for the first time. METHODS Three separate experiments were conducted in order to screen the ability of five clinical C. concisus isolates of intestinal origin and the ATCC 33237 type strain of oral origin to colonize and produce infection in immunocompetent BALB/cA mice. The majority(More)
A total of 44 clinical isolates and the type strain of the putative pathogen Campylobacter concisus were grouped based on their reactions with plant lectins. The optimized lectin typing system used C. concisus strains proteolytically pretreated and subsequently typed by using a panel of four lectins. The system grouped all 45 strains into 13 lectin reaction(More)
Defects of memory B cells and of somatic hypermutation (SHM) are involved in the pathogenesis of common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). Here we report for the first time a systematic study of the relationship between memory B cell deficiency and SHM abnormalities in CVID, and relate these variables to prediagnostic infections. Isotype switched Vh3-23(More)