Moraxella catarrhalis: a review of an important human mucosal pathogen

Microbes Infect. 2000 Apr;2(5):547-59. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(00)00314-2.

Abstract

Moraxella catarrhalis has again been recognized as a significant pathogen. The past decade has witnessed an increased amount of research and understanding of the pathogenesis of the organism. This review will summarize the research pertaining to the epidemiology and components of pathogenesis in M. catarrhalis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / isolation & purification
  • Carrier Proteins / isolation & purification
  • Child
  • Cross Infection / microbiology
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Iron / metabolism
  • Iron-Binding Proteins
  • Lipopolysaccharides / isolation & purification
  • Moraxella catarrhalis / chemistry
  • Moraxella catarrhalis / drug effects
  • Moraxella catarrhalis / pathogenicity*
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / drug therapy
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / epidemiology
  • Neisseriaceae Infections / microbiology*
  • Otitis Media / microbiology
  • Prevalence
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology
  • Transferrin-Binding Proteins
  • Virulence

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
  • Carrier Proteins
  • Iron-Binding Proteins
  • Lipopolysaccharides
  • Transferrin-Binding Proteins
  • lipid-linked oligosaccharides
  • Iron