Establishment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection: lessons from a versatile opportunist1*Address for correspondence: Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA Academic Article uri icon


  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an ubiquitous pathogen capable of infecting virtually all tissues. A large variety of virulence factors contribute to its importance in burn wounds, lung infection and eye infection. Prominent factors include pili, flagella, lipopolysaccharide, proteases, quorum sensing, exotoxin A and exoenzymes secreted by the type III secretion system.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Lyczak, J. B., Cannon, C. L., & Pier, G. B.

citation count

  • 933

publication date

  • July 2000