Iwona Letowska

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OBJECTIVES To phenotypically and genotypically characterize 11 strains (isolated in four different centres) exhibiting penicillin MIC of 8-32 mg/L among isolates of the SPICE project. Nine isolates were from Romania (9/162; 5.56%) and two from Poland (2/305; 0.66%). METHODS In vitro susceptibility was determined in triplicate by microdilution (CLSI(More)
The aim of the study presented here was to analyze parapertussis infections occurring in the region of Warsaw, Poland, between 1995 and 2002 and to characterize the Bordetella parapertussis isolates using macrorestriction digestion of genomic DNA. Fourteen of the 17 patients with confirmed Bordetella parapertussis infection were between the ages of 5 and 9(More)
Bordetella pertussis strains demonstrate polymorphism in toxin subunit S1 (PT S1) and pertactin (Prn), which belong to major protective antigens of the pathogen. Changes in the distribution of particular alleles of ptxS1 and prn genes in local B. pertussis populations have been proposed as possible factors influencing the vaccination effectiveness. We have(More)
Lipooligosaccharides (LOS) isolated from Bordetella pertussis strains 186 and 606 were analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and high-resolution magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). These analyses distinguished between the LOS of strains 186 and 606, suggesting that the structure of LOS in B. pertussis is(More)
INTRODUCTION Serotyping is a commonly used method to characterize the presence of Fimbriae 2 and 3 in Bordetella pertussis strains for epidemiological purposes and optimal choice of strain composition of the pertussis whole-cell vaccine. Monoclonal antisera against Fim2 and Fim3 are recommended to be used for microplate serotyping instead ofpolyclonal.(More)
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