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Collagen and hyaluronan at wound sites influence early polymicrobial biofilm adhesive events

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Microbiology, July 2014
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Title
Collagen and hyaluronan at wound sites influence early polymicrobial biofilm adhesive events
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BMC Microbiology, July 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2180-14-191
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Eric Birkenhauer, Suresh Neethirajan, J Scott Weese

Abstract

Wounds can easily become chronically infected, leading to secondary health complications, which occur more frequently in individuals with diabetes, compromised immune systems, and those that have suffered severe burns. When wounds become chronically infected, biofilm producing microbes are often isolated from these sites. The presence of a biofilm at a wound site has significant negative impact on the treatment outcomes, as biofilms are characteristically recalcitrant to removal, in part due to the formation of a protective matrix that shield residents organisms from inimical forces. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are two of the organisms most prevalently isolated from wound sites, and are of particular concern due to their elevated levels of antibiotic resistance, rapid growth, and exotoxin production. In order to understand the biofilm forming abilities of these microbes in a simulated wound environment we used a microtiter plate assay to assess the ability of these two organisms to bind to proteins that are typically found at wound sites: collagen and hyaluronan.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
United States 1 1%
Russia 1 1%
Unknown 74 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 13%
Student > Bachelor 10 13%
Student > Master 6 8%
Other 4 5%
Other 14 18%
Unknown 21 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 7 9%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 3%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 24 31%

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