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Extracellular ATP inhibits twitching motility-mediated biofilm expansion by Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, March 2015
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Title
Extracellular ATP inhibits twitching motility-mediated biofilm expansion by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Published in
BMC Microbiology, March 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12866-015-0392-x
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Authors

Laura M Nolan, Rosalia Cavaliere, Lynne Turnbull, Cynthia B Whitchurch

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic pathogen that exploits damaged epithelia to cause infection. Type IV pili (tfp) are polarly located filamentous structures which are the major adhesins for attachment of P. aeruginosa to epithelial cells. The extension and retraction of tfp powers a mode of surface translocation termed twitching motility that is involved in biofilm development and also mediates the active expansion of biofilms across surfaces. Extracellular adenosine triphosphate (eATP) is a key "danger" signalling molecule that is released by damaged epithelial cells to alert the immune system to the potential presence of pathogens. As P. aeruginosa has a propensity for infecting damaged epithelial tissues we have explored the influence of eATP on tfp biogenesis and twitching motility-mediated biofilm expansion by P. aeruginosa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Romania 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Unknown 54 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 28%
Researcher 12 21%
Student > Bachelor 5 9%
Other 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 10 18%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 42%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 19%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 11%
Physics and Astronomy 2 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 7 12%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 April 2015.
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#4,899,664
of 24,503,376 outputs
Outputs from BMC Microbiology
#502
of 3,374 outputs
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#56,216
of 261,077 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Microbiology
#12
of 65 outputs
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