Oral Abstract Session:
36. Bacterial Pathogenesis and Virulence
Friday, October 21, 2011: 8:45 AM-10:15 AM
Room: 151AB

Learning Objectives:


Target Audience: Academicians

Topical Category: B. Bacterial pathogenesis, studies in animal models, molecular pathogenicity

Tracks: Investigative ID, Pediatric ID, Adult ID

Moderator:  Alice Prince, MD, FIDSA, Columbia University


8:45 AM
The Human Cathelicidin LL-37 Induces Group A Streptococcus Resistance to Killing by Multiple Human Cell Types
John Love, MD, PhD ; Jessica Hein Tran-Winkler, PhD ; Michael Wessels, MD

9:00 AM
High throughput sequencing unveils unexpected roles for the OprD protein and the type IVa pili of Pseudomonas  aeruginosa affecting colonization and dissemination in mice
Skurnik David, M.D., Ph.D. ; Damien Roux, M.D., Ph.D. ; Yoder-Himes Deborah, Ph.D. ; Cattoir Vincent ; Xi Lu ; Roland Leclercq ; Stephen Lory, Ph.D ; Gerald Pier, Ph.D

9:15 AM
Necrotizing S. aureus Pneumonia: Alpha-hemolysin Induces Platelet/Neutrophil Aggregate Formation and Neutrophil Activation
Tanyalak Parimon, MD ; Zhi Li, PhD ; Amy Bryant, PhD ; Eric McIndoo, BS ; Dennis Stevens, MD, PhD, FIDSA

9:30 AM
Early-life Pulsed Antibiotic Treatment as a Contributor to Enhanced Weight Gain and Bone Growth in Mice
Yael Nobel ; Laura Cox ; Isabel Teitler ; Martin Blaser, MD, FIDSA

9:45 AM
CA-MRSA Activate Calpain/Caspase-1 Signaling to Invade through Human Keratinocytes
Grace Soong, BS ; Jarin Chun, PhD ; Bryan Harfenist, BA ; Alice Prince, MD, FIDSA

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A. Prince, None

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