Rozenne LeBerre

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BACKGROUND Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen, is often encountered in chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pneumonia, as well as acute settings like mechanical ventilation acquired pneumonia or neutropenic patients. It is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in these diseases. In lungs, P. aeruginosa(More)
Surfactant-associated proteins A and D (SP-A and SP-D) are two pulmonary collectins that bind to bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens and have multiples classes of receptors on pneumocyte and macrophage membrane. They are chemoattractant for phagocytes, enhance uptake and killing of bacteria by macrophages and neutrophils. These molecules also act as(More)
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