Baldine B. Paul

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The anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone has been found to inhibit both engulfment and intracellular killing of E. coli by guinea pig peritoneal polymorphonuclear (PMN) leukocytes. The bactericidal activity of leukocytic homogenates was also inhibited by the drug. Addition of the drug at various time intervals to a phagocytic reacting system caused an(More)
By mounting a layer of chorioamniotic membrane on a specially designed reaction vessel, we studied the effect of Escherichia coli and/or group B streptococcus growing on the decidual surface of the membranes in tissue culture or bacteriologic medium. The organisms grew equally well in either medium. When growing in tissue culture medium, either organism(More)
A mycoplasmacidal system consisting of myeloperoxidase (MPO)-containing granules, H(2)O(2), and a halide is described. In all parameters measured, it appears to be identical to the MPO-H(2)O(2)-halide bactericidal system previously reported. It has a pH optimum of approximately 5.5 and an optimal MPO:H(2)O(2) ratio of 1:25. The halide requirement can be(More)
The effect of phagocytosis on the H(2)O(2) production and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities of leukocytes from various species was investigated. The intracellular distribution of MPO, reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, and 6-phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (6PGDH) of resting and(More)