Beno SM, Riegler AN, Gilley RP, Brissac T, Wang Y, Kruckow KL, Jadapalli JK, Wright GM, Shenoy AT, Stoner SN, Restrepo MI, Deshane JS, Halade GV, Gonzalez-Juarbe N, Orihuela CJ

Necroptosis inhibition prevents long-term cardiac damage during pneumococcal pneumonia and invasive disease.

The Journal of infectious diseases. 2020-06-03;

Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) infection can result in bacteremia with devastating consequences including heart damage. Necroptosis is a pro-inflammatory form of cell death instigated by pore-forming toxins such as Spn pneumolysin. Necroptosis-inhibiting drugs may lessen organ damage during invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD).

PMID: 32492702