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Latent Pneumocystis carinii infections were exacerbated in 54 adult male Sprague-Dawley rats by administration of alternating subcutaneous doses of hydrocortisone-21-phosphate and of cortisone acetate three times a week, plus 0.5% chlortetracycline in their drinking water, until death or the termination of the experiment at 120 days. Twenty-eight of the(More)
Pneumocystis carinii was propagated on three cell lines routinely cultured in many laboratories; the method is practical and convenient. Organisms produced were found to be reactive to Pneumocystis antisera. Studies of antigenic relationships, life cycles, and diagnostic methods will be made easier by these cultures.
Cyst-rich suspensions of Pneumocystis carinii were obtained by differential and gradient centrifugation from heavily infected rat lungs. After preparation of an aqueous-soluble extract of the cyst-rich material, the insoluble residue was extracted with 8 M urea. Small amounts of infected human lung tissue and uninfected rat and human lung were processed(More)
The serologic and cell-mediated immune responses of hamsters exposed to 2 strains of Entamoeba histolytica (HM-1 and HM-19) were evaluated by a series of in vitro tests. The pathogenicity of the 2 strains was evaluated in terms of their ability to produce liver abscesses and spleen enlargement. Antibody response was evaluated by the indirect(More)
A urea-soluble extract of cyst-rich material from rat lung heavily infected with Pneumocystis carinii was evaluated in an enzyme-linked immunosorption assay for antibody in 461 human sera. The highest level of reactivity occurred in sera submitted for serodiagnosis from proved or highly suspect cases. However, the range of reactivities in these groups, many(More)