Jeritt Thayer

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In a 1964 study of the pharmacokinetic determinants of penicillin cure of gonococcal urethritis, 45 male prisoner volunteers were experimentally infected with strains of Neisseria gonorrhoeae having known in vitro penicillin susceptibility. After developing urethritis, subjects received intramuscular penicillin G and had serum samples obtained serially to(More)
The varied pressures required for disruption of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and other species of Neisseria when the Sorvall-Ribi refrigerated cell fractionator is used in the preparation of cell walls and cellular protoplasm are reported. Optimal disruption pressure for the gonococcus was considerably less than that required for other members of the genus(More)
The cellular fatty acid composition of 20 isolates of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and 21 isolates of N. meningitidis was examined by gas-liquid chromatography. Each isolate of the two species possessed similar fatty acid profiles which were characterized by five major acids, accounting for 80 to 85% of the total. The three most abundant acids in each species were(More)
With the use of the agar-gel-diffusion and complement-fixation techniques, it was shown that protoplasm from different gonococcal isolates reacted with sera from some humans with a history of gonorrhea but did not react with "normal" human sera. The reactive antigen(s) could be partially separated from the other antigens by passing the gonococcal protoplasm(More)
Two antigen preparations, the soluble antigen and a fraction 1 thereof, isolated in the course of a systematic study of the various antigens of the virulent gonococcus, have been investigated for their ability to serve as antigens for the detection of antibody in patients infected with the gonococcus. The soluble antigen was reactive with 88.2% of the sera(More)