BMC Res Notes 2021 Apr 1;14(1):123. Epub 2021 Apr 1.
Department of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Victoria, 3690, Australia.
Objectives: Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) is an important human respiratory bacterium that can cause a range of diseases including sinusitis, otitis media, conjunctivitis, pneumonia as well as acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A number of studies have used NTHi clinical isolate RHH-3 as a laboratory strain for experimentation examining the effect of cigarette smoke and more recently, biomass smoke, on the susceptibility and response of cells lining the respiratory tract to infection. Therefore, definition of the genome content of RHH-3 is required to fully elucidate human-NTHi interactions associated with initial infection and subsequent development of respiratory disease. Read More