Vertebrate odorant binding proteins as antimicrobial humoral components of innate immunity for pathogenic microorganisms

@article{Bianchi2019VertebrateOB,
  title={Vertebrate odorant binding proteins as antimicrobial humoral components of innate immunity for pathogenic microorganisms},
  author={F. Bianchi and Sara Flisi and M. Careri and N. Riboni and S. Resimini and Andrea Sala and V. Conti and M. Mattarozzi and S. Taddei and Costanza Spadini and G. Basini and S. Grolli and C. S. Cabassi and R. Ramoni},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2019},
  volume={14}
}
The bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) and the yeast Candida albicans (CA) are pathogens that cohabit the mucosa of the respiratory tracts of animals and humans. Their virulence is largely determined by chemical communication driven by quorum sensing systems (QS), and the cross perception of their quorum sensing molecules (QSM) can modulate the prevalence of one microorganism over the other. Aiming to investigate whether some of the protein components dissolved in the mucus layering the… Expand
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