Establishment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection: lessons from a versatile opportunist

Microbes Infect. 2000 Jul;2(9):1051-60. doi: 10.1016/s1286-4579(00)01259-4.

Abstract

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an ubiquitous pathogen capable of infecting virtually all tissues. A large variety of virulence factors contribute to its importance in burn wounds, lung infection and eye infection. Prominent factors include pili, flagella, lipopolysaccharide, proteases, quorum sensing, exotoxin A and exoenzymes secreted by the type III secretion system.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Burns / microbiology
  • Carbohydrate Dehydrogenases / genetics
  • Corneal Ulcer / microbiology
  • Cross Infection / microbiology
  • Cystic Fibrosis / microbiology
  • Eye Infections, Bacterial / microbiology
  • Humans
  • Opportunistic Infections / microbiology
  • Pseudomonas Infections / immunology
  • Pseudomonas Infections / microbiology*
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / enzymology
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / genetics
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa / pathogenicity*
  • Respiratory Tract Infections / microbiology
  • Virulence

Substances

  • Carbohydrate Dehydrogenases
  • GDPmannose dehydrogenase