Etiology of bacterial vaginosis and polymicrobial biofilm formation

Show simple item record Jung, Hyun-Sul Ehlers, M.M. (Marthie Magdaleen) Lombaard, Hennie Redelinghuys, Mathys J. Kock, Marleen M. 2017-09-19T05:30:31Z 2017
dc.description.abstract Microorganisms in nature rarely exist in a planktonic form, but in the form of biofilms. Biofilms have been identified as the cause of many chronic and persistent infections and have been implicated in the etiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV). Bacterial vaginosis is the most common form of vaginal infection in women of reproductive age. Similar to other biofilm infections, BV biofilms protect the BV-related bacteria against antibiotics and cause recurrent BV. In this review, an overview of BV-related bacteria, conceptual models and the stages involved in the polymicrobial BV biofilm formation will be discussed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Medical Microbiology en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2018-03-30
dc.description.librarian hj2017 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The South African Medical Research Council (MRC) en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Jung, H.S., Ehlers, M.M., Lombaard, H., Redelinghuys, M.J. & Kock, M.M. 2017, 'Etiology of bacterial vaginosis and polymicrobial biofilm formation', Critical Reviews in Microbiology, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 651-667. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1040-841X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1549-7828 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/1040841X.2017.1291579
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_ZA
dc.rights © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Critical Reviews in Microbiology, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 651-667, 2017. doi : 10.1080/1040841X.2017.1291579. Critical Reviews in Microbiology is available online at : en_ZA
dc.subject Biofilm en_ZA
dc.subject Pathogenesis en_ZA
dc.subject Gardnerella vaginalis en_ZA
dc.subject Bacterial vaginosis (BV) en_ZA
dc.subject Bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria (BVAB) en_ZA
dc.subject Vaginal epithelial cells en_ZA
dc.subject Innate immune response en_ZA
dc.subject Peroxide-producing lactobacilli en_ZA
dc.subject Smplex virus 2 (HSV-2) en_ZA
dc.subject Genital tract en_ZA
dc.subject Volatile fatty acids en_ZA
dc.subject Atopobium vaginae en_ZA
dc.subject Ureaplasma urealyticum en_ZA
dc.title Etiology of bacterial vaginosis and polymicrobial biofilm formation en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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