James B. Brooks

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A comparison was made of (NH(4))(2)SO(4), HCl, ethodin, and ethanol for fractionation of rabbit antiserum prior to conjugation with fluorescein isothiocyanate. Fractionation with the salt was found to be the method of choice from the standpoints of simplicity and recovery of antibody effective in conjugates prepared from the fractions. Effects of pH,(More)
Monkey kidney cell cultures were infected with four serotypes of dengue viruses, and the supernatant fluids of the cell cultures were extracted for amines, alcohols, carboxylic acids, and hydroxy acids. The derivatized extracts were then analyzed by frequency-pulsed electron-capture gas-liquid chromatography (FPEC-GLC). FPEC-GLC profiles of the hydroxy(More)
Sera taken from fifteen patients (from Kerdasa village near Cairo, Egypt) infected with Schistosoma haematobium, with eggs present in the urine, were studied by frequency-pulsed electron-capture gas-liquid chromatography (FPEC-GLC). Some of the patients were treated with metrifonate and again studied by FPEC-GLC. Diethylene glycol was detected in the sera(More)
Experiments, relevant to growth in milk, were done to delineate the aerobic and anaerobic growth of Listeria species on selected sugars in several media. All species grew on glucose aerobically, forming lactic acid and (or) acetic acid. Anaerobically, only lactic acid was formed; cell yields were 80% of those obtained aerobically. When incubated(More)
Eleven diarrheal stool specimens and 10 control stool specimens from Cairo, Egypt, were studied by frequency-pulsed electron capture gas-liquid chromatography (FPEC-GLC). Four cases involving Shigella sonnei, three cases involving Shigella boydii, and four cases involving Shigella flexneri were studied. The aqueous stools were centrifuged, extracted with(More)
Computerized, frequency-pulsed, modulated electron capture gas-liquid chromatography was used to study the acid metabolites produced in vitro in fetal calf serum and in vivo in an animal chamber model. Several strains of Diplostreptococcus agalactiae, Propionibacterium acnes, Staphylococcus aureus, and Streptococcus serogroups A, B, and G were studied. All(More)
Conditions are described for the detection of tuberculostearic acid (10-methyloctadecanoate; C18 X CH3) in cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with tuberculous meningitis. C18 X CH3 was found in both the cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with tuberculous meningitis at concentrations of 25 to 50 fmol (10(-15) mol). The necessary specificity and(More)