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An Updated Conceptual Model on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial Vaginosis.

Muzny CA, Taylor CM, Swords WE, Tamhane A, Chattopadhyay D, Cerca N, Schwebke JR.

J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep 26;220(9):1399-1405. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiz342.


A glycopolymer improves vascoelasticity and mucociliary transport of abnormal cystic fibrosis mucus.

Fernandez-Petty CM, Hughes GW, Bowers HL, Watson JD, Rosen BH, Townsend SM, Santos C, Ridley CE, Chu KK, Birket SE, Li Y, Leung HM, Mazur M, Garcia BA, Evans TIA, Libby EF, Hathorne H, Hanes J, Tearney GJ, Clancy JP, Engelhardt JF, Swords WE, Thornton DJ, Wiesmann WP, Baker SM, Rowe SM.

JCI Insight. 2019 Apr 18;4(8). pii: 125954. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.125954. eCollection 2019 Apr 18.


Mutations in bacterial genes induce unanticipated changes in the relationship between bacterial pathogens in experimental otitis media.

Lakhani V, Tan L, Mukherjee S, Stewart WCL, Swords WE, Das J.

R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Nov 14;5(11):180810. doi: 10.1098/rsos.180810. eCollection 2018 Nov.


Hyperencapsulated mucoid pneumococcal isolates from patients with cystic fibrosis have increased biofilm density and persistence in vivo.

Dennis EA, Coats MT, Griffin S, Pang B, Briles DE, Crain MJ, Swords WE.

Pathog Dis. 2018 Oct 1;76(7). doi: 10.1093/femspd/fty073.


Erratum for Petruzzi et al., "Capsular Polysaccharide Interferes with Biofilm Formation by Pasteurella multocida Serogroup A".

Petruzzi B, Briggs RE, Tatum FM, Swords WE, De Castro C, Molinaro A, Inzana TJ.

MBio. 2018 Feb 13;9(1). pii: e00176-18. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00176-18. No abstract available.


Sinus Microanatomy and Microbiota in a Rabbit Model of Rhinosinusitis.

Cho DY, Mackey C, Van Der Pol WJ, Skinner D, Morrow CD, Schoeb TR, Rowe SM, Swords WE, Tearney GJ, Woodworth BA.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018 Jan 12;7:540. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2017.00540. eCollection 2017.


Preclinical therapeutic efficacy of the ciprofloxacin-eluting sinus stent for Pseudomonas aeruginosa sinusitis.

Cho DY, Lim DJ, Mackey C, Skinner D, Weeks C, Gill GS, Hergenrother RW, Swords WE, Woodworth BA.

Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2018 Apr;8(4):482-489. doi: 10.1002/alr.22081. Epub 2018 Jan 15.


A Novel Function for the Streptococcus pneumoniae Aminopeptidase N: Inhibition of T Cell Effector Function through Regulation of TCR Signaling.

Blevins LK, Parsonage D, Oliver MB, Domzalski E, Swords WE, Alexander-Miller MA.

Front Immunol. 2017 Nov 27;8:1610. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2017.01610. eCollection 2017.


Capsular Polysaccharide Interferes with Biofilm Formation by Pasteurella multocida Serogroup A.

Petruzzi B, Briggs RE, Tatum FM, Swords WE, De Castro C, Molinaro A, Inzana TJ.

MBio. 2017 Nov 21;8(6). pii: e01843-17. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01843-17. Erratum in: MBio. 2018 Feb 13;9(1):. Added Tatum, Fred M.


Streptococcus pneumoniae TIGR4 Phase-Locked Opacity Variants Differ in Virulence Phenotypes.

Oliver MB, Basu Roy A, Kumar R, Lefkowitz EJ, Swords WE.

mSphere. 2017 Nov 15;2(6). pii: e00386-17. doi: 10.1128/mSphere.00386-17. eCollection 2017 Nov-Dec.


PD-L2 Regulates B-1 Cell Antibody Production against Phosphorylcholine through an IL-5-Dependent Mechanism.

McKay JT, Haro MA, Daly CA, Yammani RD, Pang B, Swords WE, Haas KM.

J Immunol. 2017 Sep 15;199(6):2020-2029. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1700555. Epub 2017 Aug 2.


Haemophilus parainfluenzae Strain ATCC 33392 Forms Biofilms In Vitro and during Experimental Otitis Media Infections.

Pang B, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2017 Aug 18;85(9). pii: e01070-16. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01070-16. Print 2017 Sep.


Panel 5: Immunology.

Kyd JM, Hotomi M, Kono M, Kurabi A, Pichichero M, Ryan A, Swords WE, Thornton R.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr;156(4_suppl):S63-S75. doi: 10.1177/0194599816663886. Review.


Panel 4: Report of the Microbiology Panel.

Barenkamp SJ, Chonmaitree T, Hakansson AP, Heikkinen T, King S, Nokso-Koivisto J, Novotny LA, Patel JA, Pettigrew M, Swords WE.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 Apr;156(4_suppl):S51-S62. doi: 10.1177/0194599816639028. Review.


Activation-dependent modulation of Streptococcus pneumoniae-mediated death in human lymphocytes.

Grayson KM, Blevins LK, Oliver MB, Ornelles DA, Swords WE, Alexander-Miller MA.

Pathog Dis. 2017 Mar 1;75(2). doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftx008.


Pneumococcal Neuraminidase A (NanA) Promotes Biofilm Formation and Synergizes with Influenza A Virus in Nasal Colonization and Middle Ear Infection.

Wren JT, Blevins LK, Pang B, Basu Roy A, Oliver MB, Reimche JL, Wozniak JE, Alexander-Miller MA, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2017 Mar 23;85(4). pii: e01044-16. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01044-16. Print 2017 Apr.


Resistance of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilms is independent of biofilm size.

Reimche JL, Kirse DJ, Whigham AS, Swords WE.

Pathog Dis. 2017 Feb;75(1). pii: ftw112. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftw112. Epub 2016 Dec 11.


Otopathogens Detected in Middle Ear Fluid Obtained during Tympanostomy Tube Insertion: Contrasting Purulent and Non-Purulent Effusions.

Holder RC, Kirse DJ, Evans AK, Whigham AS, Peters TR, Poehling KA, Swords WE, Reid SD.

PLoS One. 2015 Jun 3;10(6):e0128606. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128606. eCollection 2015.


Nonencapsulated Streptococcus pneumoniae causes otitis media during single-species infection and during polymicrobial infection with nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae.

Murrah KA, Pang B, Richardson S, Perez A, Reimche J, King L, Wren J, Swords WE.

Pathog Dis. 2015 Jul;73(5). pii: ftu011. doi: 10.1093/femspd/ftu011. Epub 2014 Dec 4.


Host-to-host variation of ecological interactions in polymicrobial infections.

Mukherjee S, Weimer KE, Seok SC, Ray WC, Jayaprakash C, Vieland VJ, Swords WE, Das J.

Phys Biol. 2014 Dec 4;12(1):016003. doi: 10.1088/1478-3975/12/1/016003.


Peroxiredoxin-glutaredoxin and catalase promote resistance of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae 86-028NP to oxidants and survival within neutrophil extracellular traps.

Juneau RA, Pang B, Armbruster CE, Murrah KA, Perez AC, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2015 Jan;83(1):239-46. doi: 10.1128/IAI.02390-14. Epub 2014 Oct 27.


Coinfection with Streptococcus pneumoniae negatively modulates the size and composition of the ongoing influenza-specific CD8⁺ T cell response.

Blevins LK, Wren JT, Holbrook BC, Hayward SL, Swords WE, Parks GD, Alexander-Miller MA.

J Immunol. 2014 Nov 15;193(10):5076-87. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1400529. Epub 2014 Oct 13.


Replication of type 5 adenovirus promotes middle ear infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae in the chinchilla model of otitis media.

Murrah KA, Turner RL, Pang B, Perez AC, Reimche JL, King LB, Wren J, Gandhi U, Swords WE, Ornelles DA.

Pathog Dis. 2015 Mar;73(2):1-8. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12216. Epub 2015 Feb 26.


Influenza A virus alters pneumococcal nasal colonization and middle ear infection independently of phase variation.

Wren JT, Blevins LK, Pang B, King LB, Perez AC, Murrah KA, Reimche JL, Alexander-Miller MA, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2014 Nov;82(11):4802-12. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01856-14. Epub 2014 Aug 25.


Residence of Streptococcus pneumoniae and Moraxella catarrhalis within polymicrobial biofilm promotes antibiotic resistance and bacterial persistence in vivo.

Perez AC, Pang B, King LB, Tan L, Murrah KA, Reimche JL, Wren JT, Richardson SH, Ghandi U, Swords WE.

Pathog Dis. 2014 Apr;70(3):280-8. doi: 10.1111/2049-632X.12129. Epub 2014 Feb 3.


Aging promotes B-1b cell responses to native, but not protein-conjugated, pneumococcal polysaccharides: implications for vaccine protection in older adults.

Haas KM, Blevins MW, High KP, Pang B, Swords WE, Yammani RD.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 1;209(1):87-97. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jit442. Epub 2013 Aug 20.


Dual pili post-translational modifications synergize to mediate meningococcal adherence to platelet activating factor receptor on human airway cells.

Jen FE, Warren MJ, Schulz BL, Power PM, Swords WE, Weiser JN, Apicella MA, Edwards JL, Jennings MP.

PLoS Pathog. 2013;9(5):e1003377. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003377. Epub 2013 May 16.


Panel 5: Microbiology and immunology panel.

Murphy TF, Chonmaitree T, Barenkamp S, Kyd J, Nokso-Koivisto J, Patel JA, Heikkinen T, Yamanaka N, Ogra P, Swords WE, Sih T, Pettigrew MM.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Apr;148(4 Suppl):E64-89. doi: 10.1177/0194599812459636. Review.


Quorum signaling and sensing by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae.

Swords WE.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2012 Jul 19;2:100. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2012.00100. eCollection 2012. Review.


Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilms: role in chronic airway infections.

Swords WE.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2012 Jul 25;2:97. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2012.00097. eCollection 2012. Review.


Dps promotes survival of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in biofilm communities in vitro and resistance to clearance in vivo.

Pang B, Hong W, Kock ND, Swords WE.

Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2012 May 3;2:58. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2012.00058. eCollection 2012.


One third of middle ear effusions from children undergoing tympanostomy tube placement had multiple bacterial pathogens.

Holder RC, Kirse DJ, Evans AK, Peters TR, Poehling KA, Swords WE, Reid SD.

BMC Pediatr. 2012 Jun 28;12:87. doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-12-87.


Dual mechanism for Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytotoxicity on lung epithelial cells.

Castro-Garza J, Swords WE, Karls RK, Quinn FD.

Can J Microbiol. 2012 Jul;58(7):909-16. doi: 10.1139/w2012-067. Epub 2012 Jun 21.


RbsB (NTHI_0632) mediates quorum signal uptake in nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae strain 86-028NP.

Armbruster CE, Pang B, Murrah K, Juneau RA, Perez AC, Weimer KE, Swords WE.

Mol Microbiol. 2011 Nov;82(4):836-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07831.x. Epub 2011 Oct 20.


Direct evaluation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm mediators in a chronic infection model.

Byrd MS, Pang B, Hong W, Waligora EA, Juneau RA, Armbruster CE, Weimer KE, Murrah K, Mann EE, Lu H, Sprinkle A, Parsek MR, Kock ND, Wozniak DJ, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2011 Aug;79(8):3087-95. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00057-11. Epub 2011 Jun 6.


Divergent mechanisms for passive pneumococcal resistance to β-lactam antibiotics in the presence of Haemophilus influenzae.

Weimer KE, Juneau RA, Murrah KA, Pang B, Armbruster CE, Richardson SH, Swords WE.

J Infect Dis. 2011 Feb 15;203(4):549-55. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiq087. Epub 2011 Jan 10.


Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae initiates formation of neutrophil extracellular traps.

Juneau RA, Pang B, Weimer KE, Armbruster CE, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2011 Jan;79(1):431-8. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00660-10. Epub 2010 Oct 18.


Interspecies bacterial communication as a target for therapy in otitis media.

Armbruster CE, Swords WE.

Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2010 Oct;8(10):1067-70. doi: 10.1586/eri.10.109. No abstract available.


Indirect pathogenicity of Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in polymicrobial otitis media occurs via interspecies quorum signaling.

Armbruster CE, Hong W, Pang B, Weimer KE, Juneau RA, Turner J, Swords WE.

MBio. 2010 Jul 6;1(3). pii: e00102-10. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00102-10.


The Pseudomonas aeruginosa exopolysaccharide Psl facilitates surface adherence and NF-kappaB activation in A549 cells.

Byrd MS, Pang B, Mishra M, Swords WE, Wozniak DJ.

MBio. 2010 Jun 29;1(3). pii: e00140-10. doi: 10.1128/mBio.00140-10.


Coinfection with Haemophilus influenzae promotes pneumococcal biofilm formation during experimental otitis media and impedes the progression of pneumococcal disease.

Weimer KE, Armbruster CE, Juneau RA, Hong W, Pang B, Swords WE.

J Infect Dis. 2010 Oct 1;202(7):1068-75. doi: 10.1086/656046.


LuxS promotes biofilm maturation and persistence of nontypeable haemophilus influenzae in vivo via modulation of lipooligosaccharides on the bacterial surface.

Armbruster CE, Hong W, Pang B, Dew KE, Juneau RA, Byrd MS, Love CF, Kock ND, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2009 Sep;77(9):4081-91. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00320-09. Epub 2009 Jun 29.


Streptococcus pneumoniae forms surface-attached communities in the middle ear of experimentally infected chinchillas.

Reid SD, Hong W, Dew KE, Winn DR, Pang B, Watt J, Glover DT, Hollingshead SK, Swords WE.

J Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 15;199(6):786-94.


Biofilm formation by group A Streptococcus: a role for the streptococcal regulator of virulence (Srv) and streptococcal cysteine protease (SpeB).

Doern CD, Roberts AL, Hong W, Nelson J, Lukomski S, Swords WE, Reid SD.

Microbiology. 2009 Jan;155(Pt 1):46-52. doi: 10.1099/mic.0.021048-0.


Diminished ICAM-1 expression and impaired pulmonary clearance of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae in a mouse model of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/emphysema.

Pang B, Hong W, West-Barnette SL, Kock ND, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2008 Nov;76(11):4959-67. doi: 10.1128/IAI.00664-08. Epub 2008 Sep 15.


Lipooligosaccharides containing phosphorylcholine delay pulmonary clearance of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae.

Pang B, Winn D, Johnson R, Hong W, West-Barnette S, Kock N, Swords WE.

Infect Immun. 2008 May;76(5):2037-43. doi: 10.1128/IAI.01716-07. Epub 2008 Mar 17.


Characterization and comparison of biofilm development by pathogenic and commensal isolates of Histophilus somni.

Sandal I, Hong W, Swords WE, Inzana TJ.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Nov;189(22):8179-85. Epub 2007 Jul 20.


Phosphorylcholine expression by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae correlates with maturation of biofilm communities in vitro and in vivo.

Hong W, Pang B, West-Barnette S, Swords WE.

J Bacteriol. 2007 Nov;189(22):8300-7. Epub 2007 Jun 15.

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