Publications

Gunnar C. Hansson & Malin E. Johansson

Schroeder BO, Birchenough GMH, Ståhlman M, Arike L, Johansson MEV, Hansson GC, Bäckhed F. Bifidobacteria or Fiber Protects against Diet-Induced Microbiota-Mediated Colonic Mucus Deterioration. Cell Host Microbe. 2018 Jan 10;23(1):27-40. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2017.11.004. PMID: 29276171.

Wichert R, Ermund A, Schmidt S, Schweinlin M, Ksiazek M, Arnold P, Knittler K, Wilkens F, Potempa B, Rabe B, Stirnberg M, Lucius R, Bartsch JW, Nikolaus S, Falk-Paulsen M, Rosenstiel P, Metzger M, Rose-John S, Potempa J, Hansson GC, Dempsey PJ, Becker-Pauly C. Mucus Detachment by Host Metalloprotease Meprin β Requires Shedding of Its Inactive Pro-form, which Is Abrogated by the Pathogenic Protease RgpB. Cell Rep. 2017 Nov 21;21(8):2090-2103. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2017.10.087. PMID: 29166602.

Bergström JH, Birchenough GM, Katona G, Schroeder BO, Schütte A, Ermund A, Johansson ME, Hansson GC. Gram-positive bacteria are held at a distance in the colon mucus by the lectin-like protein ZG16. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Nov 29;113(48):13833-13838. Epub 2016 Nov 14. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1611400113. PubMed PMID: 27849619; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5137749.

Johansson ME, Hansson GC. Immunological aspects of intestinal mucus and mucins. Nat Rev Immunol. 2016 Oct;16(10):639-49. doi: 10.1038/nri.2016.88. Epub 2016 Aug 8. Review. PubMed PMID: 27498766.

Birchenough GM, Nyström EE, Johansson ME, Hansson GC. A sentinel goblet cell guards the colonic crypt by triggering Nlrp6-dependent Muc2 secretion. Science. 2016 Jun 24;352(6293):1535-42. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf7419. PubMed PMID: 27339979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5148821.


Photo: Immunofluorescence photomicrograph demonstrating the intestinal niche of Nippostrongylus brasiliensis, a hookworm that colonizes the mouse gut and is used to model gastrointestinal nematode infections in humans. Photo Credit: Herbert laboratory, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.