Donald E Burgess

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Trichomoniasis is perhaps the most common curable sexually transmitted disease worldwide, yet few resources are devoted to its control. It is associated with potentially serious complications such as preterm birth and human immunodeficiency virus acquisition and transmission. The immunology of a related organism, Tritrichomonas foetus, which causes disease(More)
Geographically distinct lines of Tritrichomonas foetus were assayed for their ability to cause cytotoxicity in nucleated mammalian cells and lysis of bovine erythrocytes. T. foetus was highly cytotoxic toward a human cervical cell line (HeLa) and early bovine lymphosarcoma (BL-3) but displayed low levels of cytotoxicity against African green monkey kidney(More)
Bovine trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Tritrichomonas foetus and characterized by early embryo loss. The mechanism of this loss is not known, although the parasite is known to cause inflammation and to have the ability to kill host cells by a contact-dependent cytotoxic mechanism. Antibody specific for a 190,000-Da surface complex(More)
The relationship of Tritrichomonas foetus adhesion to mammalian cells and cytotoxicity to these targets was investigated. High-adherence and low-adherence lines of T. foetus, derived by repeated adhesion to HeLa cells, showed high and low cytotoxicity, respectively, to HeLa cells. When parasites were separated from targets by membranes (0.4-microns pore(More)
Tritrichomonas foetus, the agent of bovine trichomoniasis, is a flagellate protozoan responsible for substantial economic losses to the dairy and calf industries worldwide. As yet, there is no approved treatment nor is there a sensitive diagnostic method. All these problems suggest that immunization is the best control strategy. In view of this, we isolated(More)
Genograms are a valuable and non-threatening evaluation tool for hospice patients and families. The genogram provides basic information about the family including the role of each member and the family dynamics. As the diagram is drawn, family life cycle issues and relationships between family members become evident. The genogram may go beyond the household(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis produces soluble factors that have been reported to have the ability to damage target cells in vitro, and it has been hypothesized that these factors may play a role in the pathogenesis of human trichomoniasis. A lytic factor (LF) was purified from T. vaginalis, and the molecular characteristics of LF were determined. T. vaginalis(More)
Five monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were partially characterized and tested for their ability to inhibit penetration of Madin-Darby bovine kidney (MDBK) cells by sporozoites of Eimeria bovis. By indirect fluorescent-antibody assays, all MAbs reacted with acetone-fixed sporozoites, but only two MAbs, EbS9 (immunoglobulin G1) and EbS11 (immunoglobulin G2a),(More)