Induction of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 by Mycoplasma hominis in respiratory epithelial cells.

@article{Baier2000InductionOM,
  title={Induction of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 by Mycoplasma hominis in respiratory epithelial cells.},
  author={John Baier and Thomas E. Kruger},
  journal={Journal of investigative medicine : the official publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research},
  year={2000},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={457-64}
}
BACKGROUND Very small preterm infants who have genital mycoplasmas isolated from the trachea are at increased risk to develop bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The early stages of BPD are characterized by inflammation. Recruitment and activation of mononuclear cells in response to mycoplasmas may be important in the early stage of the disease. Lung epithelial cell production of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), a protein that attracts and activates mononuclear cells, could be critical… CONTINUE READING