BACKGROUND Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis is generally regarded as an important animal pathogen that rarely infects humans. Clinical strains are occasionally recovered from human cases of lymphadenitis, such as C. pseudotuberculosis FRC41 that was isolated from the inguinal lymph node of a 12-year-old girl with necrotizing lymphadenitis. To detect… (More)
BACKGROUND Corynebacterium diphtheriae, the causative agent of diphtheria, is well-investigated in respect to toxin production, while little is known about C. diphtheriae factors crucial for colonization of the host. In this study, we investigated the function of surface-associated protein DIP1281, previously annotated as hypothetical invasion-associated… (More)
BACKGROUND Corynebacterium diphtheriae, the causative agent of diphtheria, is well-investigated in respect to toxin production, while little is known about C. diphtheriae factors crucial for colonization of the host. In this study, we investigated strain-specific differences in adhesion, invasion and intracellular survival and analyzed formation of pili in… (More)
Many bacteria are characterized by nanoscale ultrastructures, for example S-layers, flagella, fimbriae, or pili. The last two are especially important for attachment to different abiotic and biotic surfaces and for host–pathogen interactions. In this study, we investigated the geometric and elastic properties of pili of different Corynebacterium diphtheriae… (More)
An improved method for measuring distillation curves reveals the physicochemical properties of complex fluids such as fuels.
—The paper discusses aspects of modelling and operation of low-voltage DC-grids with aggregated power and load modules in terms of small-signal stability. Multiple power modules connected to the common DC-bus potentially may become a reason of voltage instabilities due to background harmonics interactions. Unfortunately, in a practical grid implementation,… (More)