Jane Colleen Harrington

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Haemophilus influenzae efficiently colonizes and persists at the human nasopharyngeal mucosa, causing disease when it spreads to other sites. Nitric oxide (NO) represents a major antimicrobial defense deployed by host cells in locations colonized by H. influenzae during pathogenesis that are likely to vary in oxygen levels. Formate-dependent nitrite(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies link endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and the unfolded protein response (UPR) to inflammatory bowel disease. Altered eIF2α phosphorylation (eIF2α-P), a regulatory hub of the UPR, was observed in mucosal tissue of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. In this study, we examined the mechanistic role of eIF2α-P in intestinal(More)
Haemophilus influenzae encounters niches within the human host that are predicted to differ in availability of oxygen and reactive nitrogen species (RNS: nitrite and nitric oxide), which influence the environmental redox state. Previously reported data has indicated that an altered redox condition could serve as a signal recognized by H. influenzae to(More)
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