Epithelial Cell Secretions from the Human Female Reproductive Tract Inhibit Sexually Transmitted Pathogens and Candida albicans but not Lactobacillus

@inproceedings{Wira2011EpithelialCS,
  title={Epithelial Cell Secretions from the Human Female Reproductive Tract Inhibit Sexually Transmitted Pathogens and Candida albicans but not Lactobacillus},
  author={CR Wira and Mimi Ghosh and J M B Smith and Long Shen and RI Connor and Paula Sundstrom and Gregory M. Frechette and EM Hill and JV Fahey},
  booktitle={Mucosal Immunology},
  year={2011}
}
Female reproductive tract (FRT) epithelial cells protect against potential pathogens and sexually transmitted infections. The purpose of this study was to determine if epithelial cells from the upper FRT secrete antimicrobials that inhibit reproductive tract pathogens that threaten women's health. Apical secretions from primary cultures of Fallopian tube, uterine, cervical, and ectocervical epithelial cells were incubated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Candida albicans (yeast and hyphal forms… CONTINUE READING

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