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Bordetella phages give rise to changes in the important phenotypic properties of all three Bordetella species. The changes depend on the phage system used. The treatment of Bordetella parapertussis with phages from B. pertussis led to toxic clones with manifold combinations of agglutinogens specific for all three Bordetella species. Under the influence of(More)
It has been the purpose of this paper to study molecular-biological features of the Bordetella bacteriophage interaction with the host cell during lysogeny and conversion as well as to determine the degree of homology between genomes of homologous and heterologous bacteriophages. Genomes of bacteriophages from B. pertussis 134, 41405 and B. bronchiseptica(More)
Bacteriophages from Bordetella pertussis were titrated on the indicator strain B. parapertussis 17903 by using standard soft agar techniques. Secondary growth, occasionally observed in some phage plaques, was isolated and transferred onto selective media. Judging from growth on these special media and microscopic examination the isolated clones consisted(More)
A test for the titration of B. pertussis toxin with antisera on Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells has been worked out. B. pertussis protective antigenic cell-free complex containing 48-54% of B. pertussis toxin has been used as antigen. The specificity of the effect of this complex on CHO cells has been confirmed in the toxicity neutralization test with(More)
The study of 26 B. bronchiseptica strains with typical morphological and biochemical properties resulted in the detection of 8 strains having the main specific agglutinogens of 3 Bordetella species (serovars) in different combinations. The presence of the agglutinogens was confirmed in the agglutination test and the agglutinin adsorption test with the use(More)
A study was made of the suppressorgenic action of killed whole-cell pertussis vaccine prepared from B. pertussis strains 475 and 305. Thymic and splenic lymphocytes of CBA mice 3-7 days following intraperitoneal or intravenous inoculation of pertussis vaccine were shown to inhibit in an antigen-nonspecific manner the plaque-forming cell (PFC) production in(More)
Site-specific restriction endonuclease BbrI has been found in bacteriophage resistant strain B. bronchioseptica 4994. The technique was elaborated for purification of BbrI to the stage free of nuclease and phosphatase contamination. The yield of purified enzyme is 6000-20 000 units per 10 g of biomass. BbrI recognises and cleaves the same DNA sequence as(More)
The modified method for the isolation and purification of B. pertussis toxin has been proposed. Chromatography with the use of hydroxylapatite and lentil lectin--Sepharose 4B has permitted the isolation of the preparation purified 600 times. Its molecular weight is about 90,000. The preparation has been found to possess leukocytosis-stimulating,(More)