Bernadette Foiry

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This study was undertaken to search for the presence of immunoglobulin G (IgG)-binding proteins in Streptococcus suis, an important swine pathogen. Whole bacterial cells were incubated with human or pig IgG conjugated to gold particles and examined by transmission electron microscopy. Cells of some S. suis strains were labelled as were cells of the positive(More)
The presence of capsular material on cells of nine reference strains of Streptococcus suis representing serotypes 1 to 8 and 1/2 was determined by transmission electron microscopy after polycationic ferritin labeling, immunostabilization, or fixation with a combination of glutaraldehyde and lysine. All the cells of the reference strains examined were(More)
The presence of capsular material on cells of Pasteurella multocida types A and D was determined by transmission electron microscopy after polycationic ferritin labeling. The capsule of agar-grown isolates of P. multocida type A was thick (70 to 90 nm) and regular, whereas that of type D isolates was thinner (20 to 30 nm) and irregular. Such layers were(More)
Porcine tracheae maintained in culture were used in order to study the colonization by Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae. Rings excised from tracheae of newborn piglets were infected with M hyopneumoniae strain BQ 14 and, after different incubation times, were examined by light and electron microscopy. Non-infected tracheal mucosae maintained a normal appearance for(More)
The ability of 23 different Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae isolates to adhere in vitro to porcine tracheal epithelial cells and to porcine frozen lung sections was examined. It was found that A. pleuropneumoniae adhered poorly to isolated tracheal epithelial cells. On the other hand, A. pleuropneumoniae adhered to frozen lung sections and marked variations(More)
By using whole-cell labeling assay with 125I-penicillin V, we observed a reduction in the binding of the radiolabeled beta-lactam to four or five penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) in Haemophilus influenzae cells cultivated under specific conditions. PBPs 3A, 3B, 4, and 6 were altered after the growth of bacteria in diffusion chambers implanted in the(More)
The effects of subminimal inhibitory concentrations (subMICs) of certain antibiotics, namely penicillin G, tetracycline and trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole, on the growth and morphology of Pasteurella multocida were evaluated. SubMICs of penicillin markedly reduced the growth of P. multocida. Tetracycline and trimethoprim/sulphamethoxazole had no effect on(More)
Reference strains of Serpulina hyodysenteriae expressed at least three iron-regulated proteins with apparent molecular masses of > 200, 134, and 109 kDa when grown under iron-restricted conditions. Cells of S. hyodysenteriae grown under these conditions also showed increased outer membrane bleb formation when examined by electron microscopy after negative(More)
We compared several different cationic probes, namely, ruthenium red (RR), polylysine-ferritin (PLF), polylysine-gold (PLG), cationized ferritin (CF), and polyethyleneimine (PEI), for their ability to label polyanionic capsular material of twoPasteurella multocida and twoActinobacillus pleuropneumoniae reference strains. All four bacterial strains studied(More)
The capsular material on PPLO broth-grown cells of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae representing serotypes 1 to 10 was visualized by transmission electron microscopy after polycationic ferritin labeling and also after stabilization with specific antibodies. All the isolates examined were covered with a layer of capsular material whose thickness varied(More)