Sarah M. Moreland

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Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) causes systemic inflammatory disease in mice by colonizing cells of the mononuclear leukocyte lineage. Mouse strains resistant to S. Typhimurium, including Sv129S6, have an intact Nramp1 (Slc11a1) allele and survive acute infection, whereas C57/BL6 mice, homozygous for a mutant Nramp1 allele,(More)
Bacteria harbour both ferrous and ferric iron transporters. We now report that infection of macrophages and mice with a Salmonella enterica Typhimurium strain containing an inactivated feoB-encoded ferrous iron transporter results in increased bacterial replication, compared to infection with wild type. Inactivation of other cation transporters, SitABCD or(More)
The effects of the selective neutral endopeptidase (EC 3.4.24.11, NEP) inhibitor SQ 28,603 on endogenous plasma endothelin (ET) concentration and on the clearance from the circulation of exogenously administered synthetic human ET-1 were examined in Sprague-Dawley rats. Inhibition of NEP by SQ 28,603 (100 mumol/kg intravenously, i.v.) affected neither basal(More)
Histiocytes are white blood cells of the monocytic lineage and include macrophages and dendritic cells. In patients with a variety of infectious and noninfectious inflammatory disorders, histiocytes can engulf nonapoptotic leukocytes and nonsenescent erythrocytes and thus become hemophagocytes. We report here the identification and characterization of(More)
The Gram-negative intracellular bacterium Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium causes persistent systemic inflammatory disease in immunocompetent mice. Following oral inoculation with S. Typhimurium, mice develop a hematopathological syndrome akin to typhoid fever with splenomegaly, microcytic anemia, extramedullary erythropoiesis, and increased(More)
UNLABELLED Hemophagocytes are cells of the monocyte lineage that have engulfed erythrocytes and leukocytes. Hemophagocytes frequently accumulate in patients with severe acute bacterial infections, such as those caused by Salmonella enterica, Brucella abortus, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The relationship between hemophagocytosis and infection is not well(More)
Most bacterial pathogens require iron to grow and colonize host tissues. The Gram-negative bacterium Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium causes a natural systemic infection of mice that models acute and chronic human typhoid fever. S. Typhimurium resides in tissues within cells of the monocyte lineage, which limit pathogen access to iron, a mechanism of(More)
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