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Cellular reprogramming by gram-positive bacterial components: a review.

Research paper by Julliette M JM Buckley, Jiang Huai JH Wang, H Paul HP Redmond

Indexed on: 04 Aug '06Published on: 04 Aug '06Published in: Journal of leukocyte biology



Abstract

LPS tolerance has been the focus of extensive scientific and clinical research over the last several decades in an attempt to elucidate the sequence of changes that occur at a molecular level in tolerized cells. Tolerance to components of gram-positive bacterial cell walls such as bacterial lipoprotein and lipoteichoic acid is a much lesser studied, although equally important, phenomenon. This review will focus on cellular reprogramming by gram-positive bacterial components and examines the alterations in cell surface receptor expression, changes in intracellular signaling, gene expression and cytokine production, and the phenomenon of cross-tolerance.