Identification of a mechanism for lung inflammation caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae using a novel mouse model.

@article{Saraya2011IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a mechanism for lung inflammation caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae using a novel mouse model.},
  author={Takeshi Saraya and Koh Nakata and Kazuhide Nakagaki and Natsuki Motoi and Kuniko Iihara and Yasunori Fujioka and Teruaki Oka and Daisuke Kurai and Hiroo Wada and Haruyuki Ishii and Haruhiko Taguchi and Shigeru Kamiya and Hajime Goto},
  journal={Results in immunology},
  year={2011},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={76-87}
}
Human Mycoplasma pneumoniae (MP) pneumonia is characterized by alveolar infiltration with neutrophils and lymphocytes and lymphocyte/plasma cell infiltrates in the peri-bronchovascular area (PBVA). No mouse model has been able to mimic the pathological features seen in human MP pneumonia, such as plasma cell-rich lymphocytic infiltration in PBVA. To figure out the mechanism for inflammation by MP infection using a novel mouse model that mimics human MP pneumonia, mice were pre-immunized… CONTINUE READING

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