Production of cytokines by monocytes, epithelial and endothelial cells activated by Streptococcus bovis.

There are numerous reports documenting the correlation between Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia and endocarditis in conjunction with colonic diseases. The adherence of S. bovis to either buccal or intestinal epithelial cells seems to be the initial process in colonization and subsequent infection of the host, allowing further adhesion of S. bovis to either… CONTINUE READING