Evidence for Gardnerella vaginalis uptake and internalization by squamous vaginal epithelial cells: implications for the pathogenisis of bacterial vaginosis by Marrs et al., 2012

Aim: This study was the main goal to demonstrate for the first time the uptake/internalization of G. vaginalis by epithelial cells. Continue reading

Electron microscopy studies on Gardnerella vaginalis grown in conventional and biofilms systems by Muli et al., 1999

Aim: The presented study examined the cell-wall characteristics of G. vaginalis on solid medium, in broth culture and Sorbarod biofilms by electron microscopy. Continue reading

Susceptibility testing of Atopobium for dequalinium chloride by Santiago et al., 2012

Aim: The authors aimed to determine the MIC and MBC range of broad-spectrum anti-infective and antiseptic dequalinium chloride (DQC) in Atopobium spp. species. Continue reading

Lactobacillus strains isolated from the vaginal microbiota of healthy women inhibit Prevotella bivia and Gardnerella vaginalis in coculture and cell culture Atassi et al., 2006

Aim: This study had the goal to investigate how human vaginal isolates of several Lactobacillus strains inhibit the vaginosis-associated pathogens Gardnerella vaginalis and Prevotella bivia. Continue reading

Assessing the adhesion of putative indigenous probiotic lactobacilli to human colonic epithelial cells by Duary et al., 2011

Aim: The goal in this study was to evaluate in vitro Lactobacillus probiotic strains adherence in two different cellular lines, more exactly, Caco-2 and HT-29 cells. Continue reading

Effect of Lactobacillus challenge on Gardnerella vaginalis biofilms by Saunders et al., 2007

Aim: The goal in this study was to clarify the eradication in vitro of Gardnerella vaginalis (GV) biofilms by two well-known probiotic Lactobacillus strains (L. rhamnosus and L. reuti) and by two isolates (L. iners and L. crispatus). Continue reading

Ultrastructure of the in situ adherence of Mobiluncus to vaginal epithelial cells by De Boer & Plantema, 1984

Aim: The main goal of this study was to investigate, at an ultrastrutural level, the in situ attachment of motile curved rods to vaginal epithelial cells. Continue reading