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The effects of patulin and T-2 toxin were investigated on immunological responses of Balb/c mice. In vitro patulin had a stimulatory effect on splenocytes at lower concentration (1 nM to 10 nM) and strongly inhibited lymphocyte proliferation at higher concentrations (ID50 from 0.02 to 0.24 microM depending on mitogens). In the same experiments T-2 toxin was(More)
Mothers of offspring Balb/c mice were stimulated after birth by two substances, a bacterial lysate (LAB) and a chemical, diethyldithiocarbamate (DETC). Anti-sheep red blood cell (SRBC) antibodies were studied after immunization of stimulated mothers or offspring. An increase of anti-SRBC was observed in LAB-stimulated mothers, but these antibodies were(More)
Effects of an extract from Y. enterocolitica 0:3 biotype 4 on mouse splenocytes and human lymphocytes cultures were examined. Low doses had a mitogenic action on splenocytes, while high doses inhibited tritiated thymidine incorporation into the cells. With human lymphocytes only inhibitory effect was observed.
The efficacy of curative and preventive treatment by doxycyclin was studied with the same experimental model as during the study of erythromycin [14]. The infectious aerosol was done with a strain of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, Philadelphia (ATCC 33152). Male albinos Dunkin-Hartley guinea-pigs were exposed for 30 min to an aerosol dose of 1, 10 or(More)
The effect of preventive and curative spiramycin therapy was studied in guinea pigs infected by aerosol with the experimental model previously tested. The infectious aerosol was obtained from a virulent strain of Legionella pneumophila (Philadelphia ATCC 33 152). Male guinea pigs (Dunkin-Hartley) weighing 250-300 g were exposed for 30 min to an aerosol of 1(More)
The aim of this study was to assess protease production and virulence of various Burkholderia pseudomallei strains. Protease activity was evaluated in filtrates from cultures grown for 50 h in TSB Dialysate by azocasein hydrolysis, and expressed as absorbancy at 405 nm. Virulence was assessed in 8 weeks old SWISS mice, by intraperitoneal injection of 6-6 x(More)
The infectious strain L. pneumophila serogroup 1 Philadelphia (ATCC 33152) was cultured on charcoal dialysed yeast extract agar medium (CDYE agar) which produces more virulent strains than those grown on classical agar media. The aerosol was dispersed in a depression chamber by means of a nebuliser and the density was controlled by a density probe. Male(More)
Working with pathogens or genetically engineered micro-organisms is a potential hazard for scientists, health care workers, employees of pharmaceutical industry, and also for the environment. Carelessness, poor technique in the handling of infectious materials, needle sting or infectious aerosol exposure are the cause of laboratory acquired infection.(More)