Inmaculada Martínez-Ramos

Learn More
We evaluated the resistance to complement-mediated killing of a collection of isogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains expressing different antimicrobial resistance phenotypes. Only the nfxB mutant demonstrated increased susceptibility to complement compared with that for the wild-type strain. This increment was due to the overexpression of MexCD-OprJ, which(More)
UNLABELLED Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous microorganism and the most common Gram-negative bacterium associated with nosocomial pneumonia, which is a leading cause of mortality among critically ill patients. Although many virulence factors have been identified in this pathogen, little is known about the bacterial components required to initiate(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an environmentally ubiquitous Gram-negative bacterium and important opportunistic human pathogen, causing severe chronic respiratory infections in patients with underlying conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF) or bronchiectasis. In order to identify mechanisms responsible for adaptation during bronchiectasis infections, a(More)
We used isogenic mutant strains that were deficient or over-expressed capsule to study the function of the alginate exopolysaccharide in the interaction of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with the human airway epithelial cells (AEC) in the presence or absence of surfactant protein A (SP-A). SP-A prevented the invasion of AEC by alginate-producing P. aeruginosa(More)
  • 1