Articles by Sabine Stegemann-Koniszewski in JoVE
Isolamento de citometria de fluxo de células primárias Murino Tipo II epiteliais alveolares de Estudos funcionais e Molecular Marcus Gereke1,2, Andrea Autengruber1,2, Lothar Gröbe3, Andreas Jeron2, Dunja Bruder1,2, Sabine Stegemann-Koniszewski1 1Research Group Immune Regulation, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, 2Research Group Infection Immunology, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Otto-von-Guericke University, 3Department of Experimental Immunology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research Nós descrevemos o isolamento rápido de murinos primários células tipo II alveolares epiteliais (AECII) por meio de seleção por citometria de fluxo negativo. Estes AECII mostram viabilidade e pureza elevados e são adequadas para uma ampla gama de estudos funcionais e moleculares relativas ao seu papel em condições respiratórias, tais como doenças auto-imunes ou infecciosas.
Other articles by Sabine Stegemann-Koniszewski on PubMed
TLR7 Contributes to the Rapid Progression but Not to the Overall Fatal Outcome of Secondary Pneumococcal Disease Following Influenza A Virus Infection Journal of Innate Immunity. Nov, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 23154432 Increased risk for bacterial superinfections substantially contributes to the mortality caused by influenza A virus (IAV) epidemics. While the mechanistic basis for this lethal synergism is still insufficiently understood, immune modulation through the viral infection has been shown to be involved. Since the pattern-recognition receptor (PRR) toll-like receptor 7 (TLR7) is a major sensor for the viral genome, we studied how IAV recognition by TLR7 influences the development of secondary pneumococcal infection. In a mouse model of IAV, TLR7-deficient hosts induced a potent antiviral response and showed unchanged survival. In secondary pneumococcal infection during acute influenza, TLR7ko mice showed a fatal outcome similar to wild-type (WT) hosts, despite significantly delayed disease progression. Also, when bacterial superinfection occurred after virus clearance, WT and TLR7-deficient hosts showed similar mortality, even though we found the phagocytic activity of alveolar macrophages isolated from IAV-pre-infected hosts to be enhanced in TLR7ko over WT mice. Thus, we show that a virus-sensing PRR modulates the progression of secondary pneumococcal infection following IAV. However, the fatal overall outcome in WT as well as TLR7ko hosts suggests that processes distinct from TLR7-triggering override the contribution of this single PRR.