Infection Immunology

An infection can be seen as a fight between a microbe and our body’s defence mechanisms. The microbe is trying to multiply and disseminate, while the different components of our immune system will work together trying to stop this process. This is not an easy mission for our body because microbes have learned how to hide, evade or even destroy some of the components of the immune system as well as how to resist antibiotic treatment. The focus of our research is to understand the battle between microbes and our immune defences. If we know the different tricks and mechanisms employed by the microbes to breach our defences we will be able to design new strategies to counteract and disarm the attacking microorganisms.



  • Authors: Thänert,R.; Goldmann,O.; Beineke,A.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2017). Title: Host-inherent variability influences the transcriptional response of Staphylococcus aureus during in vivo infection. Journal: Nature Communications Volume: 8, S-Page: 14268 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14268 Fulltext PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Beineke,A.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2017). Title: Identification of a novel subset of myeloid-derived suppressor cells during chronic staphylococcal infection that resembles immature eosinophils. Journal: The Journal of infectious diseases DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jix494 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Leech,J.M.; Lacey,K.A.; Mulcahy,M.E.; Medina,E.; McLoughlin,R.M.; ( Year: 2017). Title: IL-10 plays opposing roles during staphylococcus aureus systemic and localized infections. Journal: Journal of Immunology Volume: 198 Issue: 6, S-Page: 2352- E-Page: 2365 DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1601018 WEBURLS
  • Authors: Blaschke,U.; Beineke,A.; Klemens,J.; Medina,E.; Goldmann,O.; ( Year: 2017). Title: Induction of Cyclooxygenase 2 by Streptococcus pyogenes Is Mediated by Cytolysins. Journal: J.Innate.Immun. DOI: 10.1159/000479153 PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2017). Title: Staphylococcus aureus strategies to evade the host acquired immune response. Journal: International Journal of Medical Microbiology Issue: 9, S-Page: 1438 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2017.09.013 PubMed
  • Authors: Chaves-Moreno,D.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Jauregui,R.; Medina,E.; Oxley,A.P.; Pieper,D.H.; ( Year: 2016). Title: Exploring the transcriptome of Staphylococcus aureus in its natural niche. Journal: Sci Rep. Volume: 6, S-Page: 33174 DOI: 10.1038/srep33174 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Deicke,C.; Chakrakodi,B.; Pils,M.C.; Dickneite,G.; Johansson,L.; Medina,E.; Loof,T.G.; ( Year: 2016). Title: Local activation of coagulation factor XIII reduces systemic complications and improves the survival of mice after Streptococcus pyogenes M1 skin infection. Journal: Int.J Med.Microbiol. Volume: 306 Issue: 7, S-Page: 572- E-Page: 579 PubMed
  • Authors: Medina,E.; Pieper,D.H.; ( Year: 2016). Title: Tackling Threats and Future Problems of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria. Journal: Curr Top.Microbiol.Immunol. Volume: 398, S-Page: 3- E-Page: 34 PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Tuchscherr,L.; Rohde,M.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2015). Title: alpha-hemolysin enhances Staphylococcus aureus internalization and survival within mast cells by modulating the expression of beta1 integrin. Journal: Cell Microbiol. Volume: 18 Issue: 6, S-Page: 807- E-Page: 819 PubMed
  • Authors: Chaves-Moreno,D.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Jauregui,R.; Medina,E.; Oxley,A.P.; Pieper,D.H.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Application of a Novel "Pan-Genome"-Based Strategy for Assigning RNAseq Transcript Reads to Staphylococcus aureus Strains. Journal: PLoS ONE Volume: 10 Issue: 12, S-Page: e0145861 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145861 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Fiebig,A.; Loof,T.G.; Babbar,A.; Itzek,A.; Koehorst,J.J.; Schaap,P.J.; Nitsche-Schmitz,D.P.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Comparative Genomics of Streptococcus pyogenes M1 isolates differing in virulence and propensity to cause systemic infection in mice. Journal: International Journal of Medical Microbiology Volume: 305 Issue: 6, S-Page: 532- E-Page: 543 WEBURLS
  • Authors: Ben,Hania W.; Joseph,M.; Schumann,P.; Bunk,B.; Fiebig,A.; Sproer,C.; Klenk,H.P.; Fardeau,M.L.; Spring,S.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Complete genome sequence and description of Salinispira pacifica gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel spirochaete isolated form a hypersaline microbial mat. Journal: Stand.Genomic Sci Volume: 10, S-Page: 7 DOI: 10.1186/1944-3277-10-7 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Horst,S.A.; Itzek,A.; Klos,A.; Beineke,A.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Differential Contributions of the Complement Anaphylotoxin Receptors C5aR1 and C5aR2 to the Early Innate Immune Response against Staphylococcus aureus Infection. Journal: Pathogens Volume: 4 Issue: 4, S-Page: 722- E-Page: 738 DOI: 10.3390/pathogens4040722 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Lau,S.C.K.; Riedel,T.; Fiebig,A.; Han,J.; Huntemann,M.; Petersen,J.; Ivanova,N.N.; Markowitz,V.; Woyke,T.; Göker,M.; Kyrpides,N.C.; Klenk,H.P.; Qian,P.Y.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Genome sequence of the pink-pigmented marine bacterium Loktanella hongkongensis type strain (UST950701û009PT), a representative of the Roseobacter group. Journal: Standards in Genomic Sciences Volume: 10 Issue: AUGUST2015 DOI: 10.1186/s40793-015-0050-9 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Riedel,T.; Spring,S.; Fiebig,A.; Scheuner,C.; Petersen,J.; Goker,M.; Klenk,H.P.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Genome sequence of the Roseovarius mucosus type strain (DSM 17069(T)), a bacteriochlorophyll a-containing representative of the marine Roseobacter group isolated from the dinoflagellate Alexandrium ostenfeldii. Journal: Stand.Genomic Sci Volume: 10, S-Page: 17 DOI: 10.1186/1944-3277-10-17 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Ruiz-Cruz,S.; Espinosa,M.; Goldmann,O.; Bravo,A.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Global Regulation of Gene Expression by the MafR Protein of Enterococcus faecalis. Journal: Front Microbiol. Volume: 6, S-Page: 1521 DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01521 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Tsatsaronis,J.A.; Ly,D.; Pupovac,A.; Goldmann,O.; Rohde,M.; Taylor,J.M.; Walker,M.J.; Medina,E.; Sanderson-Smith,M.L.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Group A Streptococcus Modulates Host Inflammation by Manipulating Polymorphonuclear Leukocyte Cell Death Responses. Journal: J.Innate Immun. Volume: 7 Issue: 6, S-Page: 612- E-Page: 622 WEBURLS
  • Authors: Tuchscherr,L.; Kreis,C.A.; Hoerr,V.; Flint,L.; Hachmeister,M.; Geraci,J.; Bremer-Streck,S.; Kiehntopf,M.; Medina,E.; Kribus,M.; Raschke,M.; Pletz,M.; Peters,G.; Loffler,B.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Staphylococcus aureus develops increased resistance to antibiotics by forming dynamic small colony variants during chronic osteomyelitis. Journal: J Antimicrob.Chemother. Volume: 71, S-Page: 438- E-Page: 448 PubMed
  • Authors: Loof,T.G.; Goldmann,O.; Naudin,C.; Mörgelin,M.; Neumann,Y.; Pils,M.C.; Foster,S.J.; Medina,E.; Herwald,H.; ( Year: 2015). Title: Staphylococcus aureus-induced clotting of plasma is an immune evasion mechanism for persistence within the fibrin network. Journal: Microbiology Volume: 161 Issue: 3, S-Page: 621- E-Page: 627 WEBURLS
  • Authors: Tebartz,C.; Horst,Sarah A.; Sparwasser,Tim; Hühn,Jochen; Beineke,A.; Peters,G.; Medina,Eva; ( Year: 2014). Title: A Major Role for Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells and a Minor Role for Regulatory T Cells in Immunosuppression during Staphylococcus aureus Infection. Journal: Journal of Immunology Volume: 194 Issue: 3, S-Page: 1100- E-Page: 1111 PubMed
  • Authors: Szafranska,A.K.; Oxley,A.P.A.; Chaves-Moreno,D.; Horst,S.A.; Roßlenbroich,S.; Peters,G.; Goldmann,O.; Rohd,M.; Sinha,B.; Pieper,D.H.; Löffler,B.; Jauregui,R.; Wos-Oxley,M.L.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2014). Title: High-resolution transcriptomic analysis of the adaptive response of staphylococcus aureus during acute and chronic phases of osteomyelitis. Journal: MBio Volume: 5 Issue: 6, S-Page: e01775 DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01775-14 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Mehraj,J.; Akmatov,M.K.; Strömpl,J.; Gatzemeier,A.; Layer,F.; Werner,G.; Pieper,D.H.; Medina,E.; Witte,W.; Pessler,F.; Krause,G.; ( Year: 2014). Title: Methicillin-Sensitive and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Nasal Carriage in a Random Sample of Non-Hospitalized Adult Population in Northern Germany. Journal: PLoS ONE Volume: 9 Issue: 9, S-Page: e107937 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107937 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Scheb-Wetzel,Matthias; Rohde,Manfred; Bravo,A.; Goldmann,Oliver; ( Year: 2014). Title: New insights into the antimicrobial effect of mast cells against Enterococcus faecalis. Journal: Infection and Immunity Volume: 82 Issue: 11, S-Page: 4496- E-Page: 4507 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.02114-14 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Yuan,D.; Zhu,Z.; Tan,X.; Liang,J.; Zeng,C.; Zhang,J.; Chen,J.; Ma,L.; Dogan,A.; Brockmann,G.; Goldmann,Oliver; Medina,Eva; Rice,A.D.; Moyer,R.W.; Man,X.; Yi,K.; Li,Y.; Lu,Q.; Huang,Y.; Huang,S.; ( Year: 2014). Title: Scoring the collective effects of SNPs: association of minor alleles with complex traits in model organisms. Journal: Science China Life Sciences Volume: 57, S-Page: 876- E-Page: 888 PubMed
  • Authors: Loof,Torsten G.; Deicke,Christin; Medina,Eva; ( Year: 2014). Title: The role of coagulation/fibrinolysis during Streptococcus pyogenes infection. Journal: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology Volume: 4, S-Page: 128 DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2014.00128 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Michelucci,A.; Cordes,T.; Ghelfi,J.; Pailot,A.; Reiling,N.; Goldmann,O.; Binz,T.; Wegner,A.; Tallam,A.; Rausell,A.; Buttini,M.; Linster,C.L.; Medina,Eva; Balling,R.; Hiller,K.; ( Year: 2013). Title: Immune-responsive gene 1 protein links metabolism to immunity by catalyzing itaconic acid production. Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA Volume: 110 Issue: 19, S-Page: 7820- E-Page: 7825 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1218599110 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Rosendahl,Alva; Bergmann,Silke; Hammerschmidt,S.; Goldmann,Oliver; Medina,Eva; ( Year: 2013). Title: Lung dendritic cells facilitate extrapulmonary bacterial dissemination during pneumococcal pneumonia. Journal: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology Volume: 3, S-Page: 21 DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2013.00021 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Ko,Y.P.; Freitag,C.M.; Kuipers,A.; Jongerius,I.; Medina,Eva; van Rooijen,W.J.; Spaan,A.N.; van Kessel,K.P.M.; Höök,M.; Rooijkkers,S.H.M.; ( Year: 2013). Title: Phagocytosis escape by a bacterial protein that connects complement and coagulation proteins at the bacterial surface. Journal: PLoS Pathogens Volume: 9 Issue: 12, S-Page: e1003816 DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003816 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Horst,Sarah A.; Linner,A.; Beineke,A.; Lehne,Sabine; Höltje,Claudia; Hecht,A.; Norrby-Teglund,A.; Medina,Eva; Goldmann,Oliver; ( Year: 2013). Title: Prognostic Value and Therapeutic Potential of TREM-1 in Streptococcus pyogenes- Induced Sepsis. Journal: Journal of Innate Immunology Volume: 5 Issue: 6, S-Page: 581- E-Page: 590 DOI: 10.1159/000348283 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Horst,S.A.; Hoerr,V.; Beineke,A.; Kreis,C.; Tuchscherr,L.; Kalinka,J.; Lehne,S.; Schleicher,I.; Kohler,G.; Fuchs,T.; Raschke,M.J.; Rohde,Manfred*; Peters,G.; Faber,C.; Loffler,B.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2012). Title: A Novel Mouse Model of Staphylococcus aureus Chronic Osteomyelitis That Closely Mimics the Human Infection: An Integrated View of Disease Pathogenesis. Journal: American Journal of Pathology Volume: 181 Issue: 4, S-Page: 1206- E-Page: 1214 DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2012.07.005 PubMed
  • Authors: Niemann,S.; Ehrhardt,C.; Medina,Eva*; Warnking,K.; Tuchscherr,L.; Heitmann,V.; Ludwig,S.; Peters,G.; Loffler,B.; ( Year: 2012). Title: Combined Action of Influenza Virus and Staphylococcus aureus Panton-Valentine Leukocidin Provokes Severe Lung Epithelium Damage. Journal: Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume: 206 Issue: 7, S-Page: 1138- E-Page: 1148 PubMed
  • Authors: Wos-Oxley,M.; Bleich,A.; Oxley,A.P.; Kahl,S.; Janus,L.; Smoczek,A.; Nahrstedt,H.; Pils,M.; Taudien,S.; Platzer,M.; Hedrich,H.J.; Medina,Eva*; Pieper,Dietmar*; ( Year: 2012). Title: Comparative evaluation of establishing a human gut microbial community within rodent models. Journal: Gut Microbes Volume: 3 Issue: 3 PubMed
  • Authors: Schindler,D.; Gutierrez,Maximiliano G.; Beineke,A.; Rauter,Y.; Rohde,Manfred; Foster,S.; Goldmann,O.; Medina,Eva; ( Year: 2012). Title: Dendritic Cells Are Central Coordinators of the Host Immune Response to Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection. Journal: American Journal of Pathology Volume: 181 Issue: 4, S-Page: 1327- E-Page: 1337 PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2012). Title: The expanding world of extracellular traps: not only neutrophils but much more. Journal: Frontiers in Immunology Volume: 3, S-Page: 420 DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00420 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; Goldmann,O.; ( Year: 2011). Title: In vivo and ex vivo protocols for measuring the killing of extracellular pathogens by macrophages. Journal: Current Protocols in Immunology Volume: Chapter 14, S-Page: Unit14.19 PubMed
  • Authors: Abel,J.; Goldmann,O.; Ziegler,C.; Höltje,C.; Smeltzer,M.S.; Cheung,A.L.; Bruhn,D.; Rohde,Manfred*; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2011). Title: Staphylococcus aureus evades the extracellular antimicrobial activity of mast cells by promoting its own uptake. Journal: Journal of Innate Immunity Volume: 3 Issue: 5, S-Page: 495- E-Page: 507 DOI: 10.1159/000327714 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Tuchscherr,L.; Medina,Eva*; Hussain,M.; Volker,W.; Heitmann,V.; Niemann,S.; Holzinger,D.; Roth,J.; Proctor,R.A.; Becker,K.; Peters,G.; Loffler,B.; ( Year: 2011). Title: Staphylococcus aureus phenotype switching: an effective bacterial strategy to escape host immune response and establish a chronic infection. Journal: EMBO Molecular Medicine Volume: 3 Issue: 3, S-Page: 129- E-Page: 141 DOI: 10.1002/emmm.201000115 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Nippe,N.; Varga,G.; Holzinger,D.; Loffler,B.; Medina,Eva*; Becker,K.; Roth,J.; Ehrchen,J.M.; Sunderkotter,C.; ( Year: 2011). Title: Subcutaneous Infection with S. aureus in Mice Reveals Association of Resistance with Influx of Neutrophils and Th2 Response. Journal: Journal of Investigative Dermatology Volume: 131 Issue: 1, S-Page: 125- E-Page: 132 DOI: 10.1038/jid.2010.282 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Ziegler,C.; Goldmann,O.; Hobeika,E.; Geffers,Robert*; Peters,G.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2011). Title: The dynamics of T cells during persistent Staphylococcus aureus infection: from antigen-reactivity to in vivo anergy. Journal: EMBO Molecular Medicine Volume: 3 Issue: 11, S-Page: 652- E-Page: 666 PubMed
  • Authors: Loof,T.G.; Goldmann,O.; Gessner,A.; Herwald,H.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2010). Title: Aberrant inflammatory response to Streptococcus pyogenes in mice lacking myeloid differentiation factor 88. Journal: American Journal of Pathology Volume: 176 Issue: 2, S-Page: 754- E-Page: 763 PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Lehne,S.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2010). Title: Age-related susceptibility to Streptococcus pyogenes infection in mice: underlying immune dysfunction and strategy to enhance immunity. Journal: Journal of Pathology Volume: 220 Issue: 5, S-Page: 521- E-Page: 529 DOI: 10.1002/path.2664 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Hertzen,E.; Hecht,A.; Schmidt,H.; Lehne,S.; Norrby-Teglund,A.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2010). Title: Inducible cyclooxygenase released prostaglandin E2 modulates the severity of infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Journal: Journal of Immunology Volume: 185 Issue: 4, S-Page: 2372- E-Page: 2381 PubMed
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2010). Title: Murine model of cutaneous infection with Streptococcus pyogenes. Journal: Methods in Molecular Biology Volume: 602, S-Page: 395- E-Page: 403 PubMed
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2010). Title: Murine model of pneumococcal pneumonia. Journal: Methods in Molecular Biology Volume: 602, S-Page: 405- E-Page: 410
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2010). Title: Murine model of polymicrobial septic peritonitis using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). Journal: Methods in Molecular Biology Volume: 602, S-Page: 411- E-Page: 415
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2009). Title: Beyond the NETs. Journal: Journal of Innate Immunity Volume: 1, S-Page: 175
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Rohde,Manfred*; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2009). Title: Infection biology: Streptococcus pyogenes - Lethal for macrophages. Journal: Biospektrum Volume: 15 Issue: 4, S-Page: 380- E-Page: 182
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2009). Title: Neutrophil Extracellular Traps: a strategic tactic to defeat pahtogens with potential consequences for the host. Journal: Journal of Innate Immunity Volume: 1, S-Page: 176- E-Page: 180
  • Authors: von Kockritz-Blickwede,M.; Konrad,S.; Foster,S.; Gessner,J.E.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2009). Title: Protective role of complement C5a in an experimental model of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia. Journal: Journal of Innate Immunity Volume: 2 Issue: 1, S-Page: 87- E-Page: 92 PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Sastalla,I.; Wos-Oxley,M.; Rohde,Manfred*; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2009). Title: Streptococcus pyogenes induces oncosis in macrophages through the activation of an inflammatory programmed cell death pathway. Journal: Cellular Microbiology Volume: 11 Issue: 1, S-Page: 138- E-Page: 155 PubMed
  • Authors: Oehmcke,S.; Shannon,O.; von Kockritz-Blickwede,Maren*; Morgelin,M.; Linder,A.; Olin,A.I.; Bjorck,L.; Herwald,H.; ( Year: 2009). Title: Treatment of invasive streptococcal infection with a peptide derived from human high molecular weight kininogen. Journal: Blood Volume: 114 Issue: 2, S-Page: 444- E-Page: 451 PubMed
  • Authors: Loof,T.G.; Goldmann,O.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2008). Title: Immune recognition of Streptococcus pyogenes by dendritic cells. Journal: Infection and Immunity Volume: 76 Issue: 6, S-Page: 2785- E-Page: 2792 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01680-07 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: von Kockritz-Blickwede,M.; Rohde,Manfred*; Oehmcke,S.; Miller,L.S.; Cheung,A.L.; Herwald,H.; Foster,S.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2008). Title: Immunological mechanisms underlying the genetic predisposition to severe Staphylococcus aureus infection in the mouse model. Journal: American Journal of Pathology Volume: 173 Issue: 6, S-Page: 1657- E-Page: 1668 PubMed
  • Authors: Von Köckritz-Blickwede,M.; Goldmann,O.; Thulin,P.; Heinemann,K.; Norrby-Teglund,A.; Rohde,Manfred*; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2008). Title: Phagocytosis-independent antimicrobial activity of mast cells by means of extracellular trap formation. Journal: Blood, S-Page: doi: 10.1182/blood-2007-07-104018 DOI: 10.1182/blood-2007-07-104018 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Schulze,K.; Goldmann,Oliver*; Medina,Eva*; Guzmán,Carlos A.*; ( Year: 2008). Title: The FAI protein of group C streptococci acts as a mucosal adjuvant by the specific targeting and activation of B cells. Journal: International Journal of Medical Microbiology Volume: 298 Issue: 1-2, S-Page: 3- E-Page: 10
  • Authors: Klein,C.; Medina,Eva*; Sander,L.; Roskams,T.; Müller,Werner*; Trautwein,C.; Goldmann,O.; ( Year: 2007). Title: Contribution of IL-6/gp130 signaling in hepatocytes to the inflammatory response in mice infected with Streptococcus pyogenes. Journal: Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume: 196 Issue: 5, S-Page: 755- E-Page: 762 DOI: 10.1086/520090 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Luthje,P.; von Kockritz-Blickwede,Maren*; Schwarz,S.; ( Year: 2007). Title: Identification and characterization of nine novel types of small staphylococcal plasmids carrying the lincosamide nucleotidyltransferase gene lnu(A). Journal: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Volume: 59 Issue: 4, S-Page: 600- E-Page: 606 PubMed
  • Authors: Loof,T.G.; Rohde,Manfred*; Chhatwal,Gursharan S.*; Jung,S.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2007). Title: The contribution of dendritic cells to host defenses against Streptococcus pyogenes. Journal: Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume: 196, S-Page: 1794- E-Page: 1803
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; von Kockritz-Blickwede,M.; Holtje,C.; Chhatwal,Gursharan S*.; Geffers,Robert*; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2007). Title: Transcriptome analysis of murine macrophages in response to infection with Streptococcus pyogenes reveals an unusual activation program. Journal: Infection and Immunity Volume: 75 Issue: 8, S-Page: 4148- E-Page: 4157 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00181.07 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Dinkla,Kathrin*; Sastalla,I.; Godehardt,A.W.; Janze,N.; Chhatwal,Gursharan S*.; Rohde,Manfred*; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2007). Title: Upregulation of capsule enables Streptococcus pyogenes to evade immune recognition by antigen-specific antibodies directed to the G-related ?2-macroglobulin-binding protein GRAB located on the bacterial surface. Journal: Microbes and Infection Volume: 9 Issue: 8, S-Page: 922- E-Page: 931
  • Authors: Schulze,K.; Medina,Eva*; Guzmán,Carlos A.*; ( Year: 2006). Title: Intranasal immunization with serum opacity factor (SOF) of Streptococcus pyogenes fails to protect mice against lethal mucosal challenge with a heterologous strain. Journal: Vaccine Volume: 24, S-Page: 1446- E-Page: 1450 DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2005.06.039
  • Authors: Medina,E.; ( Year: 2006). Title: Streptococcus pyogenes and host'genetics. Journal: Mod.Asp.Immunobiol. Volume: 18, S-Page: 13 DOI: Note WEBURLS
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; Ryan,L.; LaCourse,R.; North,R.J.; ( Year: 2006). Title: Superior virulence of Mycobacterium bovis over Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) for Mtb-resistant and Mtb-susceptible mice is manifest as an ability to cause extrapulmonary disease. Journal: Tuberculosis Volume: 86 Issue: 1, S-Page: 20- E-Page: 27
  • Authors: Siegert,J.; Sastalla,I.; Chhatwal,Gursharan S*.; Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2006). Title: Vaccination equally enables both genetically susceptible and resistant mice to control infection with group A streptococci. Journal: Microbes and Infection Volume: 8 Issue: 2, S-Page: 347- E-Page: 353 DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2005.06.024 HZI repository PubMed
  • Authors: Goldmann,O.; Chhatwal,G.S.; Medina,E.; ( Year: 2005). Title: Contribution of NK cells to the pathogenesis of septic shock induced by Streptococcus pyogenes in mice. Journal: Journal of Infectious Diseases Volume: 191, S-Page: 1280- E-Page: 1286
  • Authors: Medina,E.; Lengeling,A.; ( Year: 2005). Title: Genetic regulation of host responses to Group A Streptococcus in mice. Journal: Briefings in Functional Genomics & Proteomics Volume: 4, S-Page: 248- E-Page: 257
  • Authors: Schulze,K.; Goldmann,O.; Toppel,A.; Medina,E.; Guzmán,C.A.; ( Year: 2005). Title: The FAI protein of group C streptococci targets B cells and exhibits adjuvant activity. Journal: Vaccine Volume: 23, S-Page: 1408- E-Page: 1413
  • Authors: Medina,Eva*; ( Year: 2004). Title: Models of group A streptococcal diseases: a review of current status. Journal: Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models Volume: 1, S-Page: 65- E-Page: 71


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