Inhibitory effects of hypertonic saline on P. aeruginosa motility

Viktória Havasi, Casey O. Hurst, Travis C. Briles, Fan Yang, David G. Bains, Daniel J. Hassett, Eric Sorscher

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Salt transport defects in CF lungs predispose to overwhelming and fatal respiratory infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Motility of this organism is central to pathogenesis in a number of settings. Incubation of numerous strains of P. aeruginosa with hypertonic saline caused a concentration-dependent decrease in bacterial motility. Reduction of P. aeruginosa virulence through this effect may contribute to clinical efficacy of hypertonic saline aerosols in CF patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cystic Fibrosis
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2008


  • Cystic fibrosis
  • High salt
  • Mucociliary clearance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Havasi, V., Hurst, C. O., Briles, T. C., Yang, F., Bains, D. G., Hassett, D. J., & Sorscher, E. (2008). Inhibitory effects of hypertonic saline on P. aeruginosa motility. Journal of Cystic Fibrosis, 7(4), 267-269.