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Research Article

Haemophilus influenzae Infection Drives IL-17-Mediated Neutrophilic Allergic Airways Disease

  • Ama-Tawiah Essilfie,

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Jodie L. Simpson,

    Affiliations: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Jay C. Horvat,

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Julie A. Preston,

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Margaret L. Dunkley,

    Affiliations: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Hunter Immunology, Newcastle, Australia

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  • Paul S. Foster,

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Peter G. Gibson,

    Affiliations: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Philip M. Hansbro mail

    Philip.Hansbro@Newcastle.edu.au

    Affiliation: Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: October 06, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002244

About the Authors

Ama-Tawiah Essilfie, Jodie L. Simpson, Jay C. Horvat, Julie A. Preston, Margaret L. Dunkley, Paul S. Foster, Peter G. Gibson, Philip M. Hansbro
Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases and Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Jodie L. Simpson, Peter G. Gibson
Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret L. Dunkley
Hunter Immunology, Newcastle, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Philip.Hansbro@Newcastle.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ATE JLS JCH JAP MLD PSF PGG PMH. Performed the experiments: ATE. Analyzed the data: ATE JLS JCH JAP MLD PSF PGG PMH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MLD PSF PMH. Wrote the paper: ATE JLS JCH JAP MLD PSF PGG PMH.