Pneumolysin expression by streptococcus pneumoniae protects colonized mice from influenza virus-induced disease.

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Pneumolysin expression by streptococcus pneumoniae protects colonized mice from influenza virus-induced disease.
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Virology
DOI 10.1016/j.virol.2014.06.019
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Abstract

The response to influenza virus (IAV) infection and severity of disease is highly variable in humans. We hypothesized that one factor contributing to this variability is the presence of specific respiratory tract (RT) microbes. One such microbe is Streptococcus pneumoniae (Sp) that is carried asymptomatically in the RT of many humans. In a mouse co-infection model we found that in contrast to secondary bacterial infection that exacerbates disease, Sp colonization 10 days prior to IAV protects from virus-induced morbidity and lung pathology. Using mutant Sp strains, we identified a critical role for the bacterial virulence factor pneumolysin (PLY) in mediating this protection. Colonization with the PLY-sufficient Sp strain induces expression of the immune-suppressive enzyme arginase 1 in alveolar macrophages (aMø) and correlates with attenuated recruitment and function of pulmonary inflammatory cells. Our study demonstrates a novel role for PLY in Sp-mediated protection by maintaining aMø as "gatekeepers" against virus-induced immunopathology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 2 29%
United States 1 14%
Unknown 4 57%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Senior Lecturer 2 29%
Ph.D. Student 2 29%
Student (Bachelor) 1 14%
Other Professional 1 14%
Post Doc 1 14%
Other 0 0%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biological Sciences 5 71%
Social Sciences 1 14%
Medicine 1 14%

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This article has an Altmetric score of 58.25. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 11 July 2014.
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