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BACKGROUND Rapid and transient depletion of tryptophan (TRP) causes a brief depressive relapse in most patients successfully treated with and taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, but little change in drug-free, symptomatic depressed patients. This study investigates the effects of TRP depletion in drug-free subjects in clinical remission from a(More)
A commercially available flow cytometer (Cytofluorograf) was used for the immunofluorescence (IF) analysis of spores of Bacillus anthracis, Bacillus cereus, and Bacillus subtilis, using fluorescein-labelled antispore conjugates. The cytometer was modified to allow analysis of known numbers of bacteria. In attempting to identify the region of the cytometer(More)
A quantitative immunofluorescence assay based on fiber optic microscopy was used to measure the reaction of formalized spores of Bacillus anthracis and Bacillus cereus isolates with fluorescein conjugates prepared by hyperimmunization with B. anthracis Vollum spores. The spores of 11 of the 20 B. cereus strains reacted with the anti-anthrax conjugate to(More)
Using a commercial flow cytometer (Cyto-fluorograf), narrow-forward-angle (NFA) light-scatter signals were detected for spore preparations of Bacillus anthracis Vollum, B. anthracis Sterne, B. cereus NCTC 8035, and B. subtilis var niger. In the flow immunofluorescence (FIF) analysis of spores stained with fluorescein-conjugated hyperimmune antibody to B.(More)
A solid phase immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) is described in which Bacillus anthracis spores were heat fixed to the wells of glass multispot microscope slides. Assays for spores of B. anthracis Vollum and Sterne strains with 3H labels were evaluated in the direct and indirect versions. Neither single nor signal-to-noise characteristics of indirect assays(More)
Staphylococcus aureus Protein A (SpA) labelled with [125I] by the Bolton & Hunter (1973) method performed about as well as labelled sheep anti-rabbit globulin (SAR) in an indirect immunoradiometric assay (IRMA) for Bacillus anthracis spores immobilized on multispot microscope slides. SpA labelled with [3H] by propionylation also performed well but would be(More)
Flow immunofluorescence (FIF) techniques were established for the specific detection of the bacteria Escherichia coli, Legionella pneumophila and Bacillus anthracis spores after staining with fluorescein-conjugated antibacterial antibody. For each bacterial type, a comparison was made of gating on narrow forward angle (NFA) light scatter and on the red(More)
A murine monoclonal antibody produced against heat inactivated spores of Bacillus anthracis Ames, reacted with live or inactivated spores of several anthrax strains in indirect immunofluorescence (IF) tests. The reactive anthrax strain gave only a moderate degree of reaction. No staining of anthrax vegetative cells was observed. The monoclonal did not react(More)
A flow cytometer was used to measure the fluorescence intensity of Bacillus anthracis spores, B. subtilis spores and Escherichia coli stained in suspension with specific rabbit fluorescein-conjugated antibody. The effect of normal sera and a number of other additives on the binding of conjugate to the surface of the homologous bacteria was assessed by(More)