Group B Streptococci Induce Interleukin 8 Production in Human Cervical Epithelial Cell Cultures: The Role of Capsule Polysaccharide


Aksu B. , Yanilmaz O.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES, vol.9, no.1, pp.50-53, 2019 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/clinexphealthsci.2018.1079
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-53

Abstract

Objective: Group B streptococci (GBS) are the major cause of pneumonia, sepsis, and meningitis in neonates and adults. Epithelial invasion and early cytokine response of female genital tract considered to be important in the pathogenesis of GBS infection. In this study, we studied the IL-8 induction in cervical epithelial cells in response to stimulus with encapsulated (COH1) and unencapsulated (COH1-13) strains of group B streptococci.