Tamm-Horsfall protein: a multilayered defence molecule against urinary tract infection.

@article{Semann2005TammHorsfallPA,
  title={Tamm-Horsfall protein: a multilayered defence molecule against urinary tract infection.},
  author={Marcus D. S{\"a}emann and Thomas Weichhart and Walter Hermann H{\"o}rl and Gerhard J Zlabinger},
  journal={European journal of clinical investigation},
  year={2005},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={227-35}
}
Urinary tract infection (UTI) is the most common nonepidemic bacterial infection in humans, representing a constant danger for the host. Both innate and adaptive components of the immune system as well as stromal cells including bladder epithelium are involved in the prevention and clearance of UTI. However, the particular properties of the urogenital tract, which does not comprise typical physical barriers like a mucus or ciliated epithelium, necessitate soluble mediators with potent… CONTINUE READING