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An established line of fish cells has been propagated in vitro for 21 months and 48 subcultivations. Important characteristics of the cells are described.
A virus from fish with lymphocystis disease was isolated in fish cell cultures. Eleven serial transfers were made and the pathognomonic lymphocystis cells were produced in vitro in each transfer. Fish inoculated with 6th- and 9th-passage material developed the disease, and virus was reisolated front them.
For 80 years the infectivity of salmonid whirling disease has eluded discovery. New findings now show that this myxosporean disease of fish is initiated by what is regarded as an actinosporean produced in a tubificid oligochaete. Experimental results provide evidence that, instead of being considered as representatives of separate classes in the phylum… (More)
Azithromycin, doxycycline, and rifampin, alone or in combination, were tested in vitro against Chlamydia pneumoniae AR-39. The combination of azithromycin plus rifampin showed the strongest activity and produced higher rates of eradication of C. pneumoniae from lung tissues than azithromycin alone in experimental mouse pneumonitis.
The effects of treatment with azithromycin plus rifampin (A+R), amoxicillin (A), or placebo (P) on the chronic course of experimental Chlamydia pneumoniae pneumonitis in mice were assessed by culture, PCR, and immunocytochemistry as well as by degree of inflammation in lung tissue. Eradication of the pathogen was significantly more frequent and inflammation… (More)
A line of fibroblast cells has been established from tongue tissue of the bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana). The cells are near-triploid and were subcultured 57 times during the 2(2/3) years of their existence. Some of their characteristics are described.
Cold trypsin dispersion at pH 7.2 was used to obtain cultivable cells and cell groups from tissues of six species of fresh-water bony fishes, a frog, and a turtle. The cells readily attached to glass and were capable of at least limfted, and in some cases extended, division in media consisting of commercially available components.
A disadvantage in Q fever diagnostics and research is the insensitive and difficult culture of Coxiella burnetii. This intracellular organism can only be isolated using embryonated eggs, animal hosts, or mammalian cell culture. In consequence, it has only been possible to isolate a few strains from human patients. Here, we describe the first isolation of C.… (More)