Maciej Sojka

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To gain an understanding of the role of fimbriae and flagella in the adherence of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis to inanimate surfaces, the extent of adherence of viable wild-type strains to a polystyrene microtitration plate was determined by a crystal violet staining assay. Elaboration of surface antigens by adherent bacteria was assayed by(More)
Survival of enteric pathogens exposed to various environmental stresses depends upon a number of protective responses, some of which are associated with induction of virulence determinants. Flagella and fimbriae are putative virulence determinants of Salmonella spp. and ELISAs specific for the detection of flagella and SEF21, SEF14 and SEF17 fimbriae were(More)
In a series of experiments rats were dosed with purified type 1 fimbriae from Salmonella enterica var Enteritidis or with fimbriated cultures of either S. enterica var Typhimurium or S. enterica var Enteritidis. Paraffin-wax embedded histological sections of jejunal and ileal tissue were taken and stained by the streptavidin biotin complex (sABC) staining(More)
A fimbrialike structure expressed on the surface of Salmonella enteritidis was identified by using a monoclonal antibody (69/25) produced against intact S. enteritidis cells. Fimbriae were less than 5 nm in diameter and carried a protein consisting of subunits with a molecular weight of 14,300. No hemagglutinating activity associated with the fimbriae was(More)
BACKGROUND The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae can be a useful model for studying cellular mechanisms related to sterol synthesis in humans due to the high similarity of the mevalonate pathway between these organisms. This metabolic pathway plays a key role in multiple cellular processes by synthesizing sterol and nonsterol isoprenoids. Statins are(More)
This paper reviews the development and evaluation of a latex particle agglutination test to specifically identify cultured Salmonella enteritidis organisms. The test is based on the use of two monoclonal antibody-coated latex reagents, one of which detects the recently discovered SEF14 fimbriae expressed predominantly by S. enteritidis and S. dublin(More)
A panel of 13 monoclonal antibodies from different hybridomas was produced against a novel salmonella fimbrial antigen expressed predominantly by Salmonella enteritidis strains. The specificity of the monoclonal antibodies to this antigen (SEF14) was confirmed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using purified SEF14, immune electron microscopy and,(More)
A panel of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific to type 1 (SEF 2) fimbriae of S. enteritidis was produced using crude and HPLC purified preparations of SEF 21 fimbriae. Sixteen mAbs were selected by indirect ELISA using both purified SEF 21 antigen and whole cells of S. enteritidis. Eight mAbs were confirmed by immunoprecipitation assay to react(More)
An interlaboratory trial was conducted of a latex agglutination kit for the rapid identification of Salmonella enteritidis, to assess the stability of the components and its performance with respect to a panel of three coded salmonellas and 243 field isolates. Two of the components of the kit deteriorated with time. All 62 isolates of S enteritidis were(More)