Title

In vivo Colonization Profile Study of Bordetella bronchiseptica in the Nasal Cavity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-2007

Publication Source

FEMS Microbiology Letters

Abstract

Bordetella bronchiseptica chronically infects a wide range of mammals, and resides primarily in the nasal cavity of the infected host. Multiple virulence factors of Bordetella species have been studied in the context of lower respiratory tract infections, but relatively less is known about the bacterial life cycle in the nasal cavity. Evidences were discovered for Bvg intermediate (Bvgi) phase expression in vivo and that the major adhesin filamentous hemagglutinin plays a major role in the colonization of B. bronchiseptica in the unciliated olfactory epithelia of the nasal cavity.

Inclusive pages

191-198

ISBN/ISSN

0378-1097

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Volume

275

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes