The oral commensal Streptococcus mitis generates IgG antibodies against the pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Through hybrid assembly researchers from the University of Oslo and the University of Illinois at Chicago managed to fully sequence and close the genome of the S. pneumoniae serotype 19F strain EF3030.
IL-17A and IL-17F are similar pro-inflammatory cytokines found in osteoarthritic joints, and suspected to contribute to development of osteoarthritis.
A recent published review article discusses how T cell receptor (TCR) variable regions (V) might have been naturally selected to recognize self-molecules (MHC) important for presenting foreign pieces of proteins (usually peptides derived from infectious agents like bacteria, viruses and parasites).
Researchers from the Institute of Oral Biology (IOB) have recently published a mini review article discussing how bacteria from the mitis group of streptococci benefit from natural transformation and why this mechanism is of great importance for them as a group.
A groundbreaking research article sheds light on how the oral commensal Streptococcus mitis can be exploited to prevent pneumococcal infections.
A new combination of techniques for extracellular vesicle (EV) isolation is developed that is less complicated, time consuming, and harmful to the vesicles compared to existing methods.
A new perspective article highlights how bioinformatics tools can help us discover new genes and regulatory circuits in the networks of cell-to-cell-signaling in bacteria.
The discovery of a new communication system between pathogen and non-pathogen bacteria shows the importance of understanding cell-to-cell signaling between different species.