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Research Article

Modulation of Neutrophil Function by a Secreted Mucinase of Escherichia coli O157∶H7

  • Rose L. Szabady,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Mary A. Lokuta,

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Kevin B. Walters,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Anna Huttenlocher,

    Affiliations: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Rodney A. Welch mail

    rawelch@wisc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: February 27, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000320

About the Authors

Rose L. Szabady, Mary A. Lokuta, Kevin B. Walters, Anna Huttenlocher, Rodney A. Welch
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Mary A. Lokuta, Anna Huttenlocher
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: rawelch@wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RLS MAL. Performed the experiments: RLS KBW. Analyzed the data: RLS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAL KBW AH. Wrote the paper: RLS. Supervised the research: RAW.