Acute inflammation promotes early cellular stimulation of the epithelial and stromal compartments of the rat prostate.

@article{Quintar2010AcuteIP,
  title={Acute inflammation promotes early cellular stimulation of the epithelial and stromal compartments of the rat prostate.},
  author={Amado Alfredo Quintar and Andreas Doll and Carolina Leimgruber and Claudia Mariela Palmeri and F{\'e}lix Daniel Roth and Mariana Maccioni and Cristina Alicia Maldonado},
  journal={The Prostate},
  year={2010},
  volume={70 11},
  pages={1153-65}
}
BACKGROUND It has been proposed that prostatic inflammation plays a pivotal role in the pathophysiology of benign hyperplasia and prostate cancer. However, little information is available about the prostatic reaction to bacterial compounds in vivo. Our aim was therefore to evaluate the early effects of bacterial infection on rat ventral prostate compartments. METHODS Using a rat model of acute bacterial prostatitis by Escherichia coli, we analyzed the histological and ultrastructural changes… CONTINUE READING