Lori L Graham

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Campylobacter fetus is a Gram-negative bacterial pathogen of humans and ungulates and is normally transmitted via ingestion of contaminated food or water with infection resulting in mild to severe enteritis. However, despite clinical evidence that C. fetus infection often involves transient bacteremic states from which systemic infection may develop and the(More)
Campylobacter fetus is a recognized pathogen of cattle and sheep, though human infection has also been reported. Ingestion of contaminated food or water is a proposed route of transmission for both humans and animals. The subsequent detection of the organism from extra-intestinal and systemic locations implies an ability to translocate across epithelial(More)
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a significant human pathogen associated with gastroenteritis. Two V. parahaemolyticus type 3 secretion systems, T3SS-1 and T3SS-2, secrete effector proteins and have been implicated in host-cell cytotoxicity and enterotoxicity, respectively. Vibrio parahaemolyticus T3SS-1 substrates have been identified, although many predicted(More)
Campylobacter fetus is a recognized pathogen of cattle and sheep that can also infect humans. No adhesins specific for C. fetus have to date been identified; however, bacterial attachment is essential to establish an infecting population. Scanning electron microscopy revealed C. fetus attachment to the serosal surface of human colonic biopsy explants, a(More)
In vitro adherence assays were used to determine whether the S layer mediated interactions between Campylobacter fetus subsp. venerealis strains and HEp-2 cells. At multiplicity of infection ratios ranging from 0.1:1 through 100:1, quantitation of bacterial adherence by light microscopy revealed that S layer deficient isogenic C. fetus 809K and C. fetus(More)
Human peripheral blood monocyte-enriched fractions (identified by staining for peroxidase and by sizing) were obtained by velocity sedimentation at unit gravity of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. They were then fractionated by countercurrent distribution (a multiple-extraction procedure) in a charged Dextran/poly(ethylene glycol) aqueous phase system.(More)
Campylobacter fetus is a Gram negative bacterium recognized for its virulence in animals and humans. This bacterium possesses a paracrystalline array of high molecular weight proteins known as surface-layer proteins covering its cell surface. A mathematical model has been made of the outer membrane of this bacterium, both with its surface-layer proteins(More)
Partitioning of cells in dextran-poly(ethylene glycol) aqueous-aqueous two-phase systems is a sensitive method for separating cells and for obtaining information on their surface properties. Highly purified lymphocytes were obtained by velocity sedimentation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and fractionated by countercurrent distribution (CCD, a(More)