Monika E. Krüger

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The use of glyphosate modifies the environment which stresses the living microorganisms. The aim of the present study was to determine the real impact of glyphosate on potential pathogens and beneficial members of poultry microbiota in vitro. The presented results evidence that the highly pathogenic bacteria as Salmonella Entritidis, Salmonella Gallinarum,(More)
The aim of our study was to obtain data for the molecular characterization of bdellovibrio bacteria, which were recently split into the genus Bdellovibrio and the newly designated genus Bacteriovorax. We determined the 16S rDNA sequences of five reference strains and performed a phylogenetic analysis including published 16S rRNA sequences of bdellovibrios.(More)
5. Bishop MA, Meyers PM, McNelley PF. A method to estimate migrant shorebird numbers on the Copper River Delta, Alaska. J Field Ornithol. 2000;71:627–37. 6. Spackman E, Senne DA, Myers TJ, Bulaga LL, Garber LP, Perdue ML, et al. Development of a real-time reverse transcriptase PCR assay for type A infl uenza virus and the avian H5 and H7 hemagglutinin(More)
A study was conducted to test the effects of Jerusalem artichoke inulin (JA) or chicory inulin (CH) in snack bars on composition of faecal microbiota, concentration of faecal SCFA, bowel habit and gastrointestinal symptoms. Forty-five volunteers participated in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study. At the end of a 7 d run-in(More)
Inappropriate daily use of antimicrobial drugs for the treatment of intestinal diseases is associated with an increased risk of antibiotic resistance. Thus, the establishment of new forms of therapy is still needed. Our objective was to examine the effect of the nonpathogenic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 on the prophylaxis and treatment of neonatal(More)
Diverse techniques were applied to effect the identification and classification of isolated clostridial strains. Nevertheless, the correct identification of clostridial strains remains a laborious, time-consuming task which entails a not inconsiderable degree of expertise. In addition to this, traditional methods based on the metabolic properties of the(More)
BACKGROUND Glyoxalases (Glo1 and Glo2) are involved in the glycolytic pathway by detoxifying the reactive methylglyoxal (MGO) into D-lactate in a two-step reaction using glutathione (GSH) as cofactor. Inhibitors of glyoxalases are considered as anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic agents. The recent finding that various polyphenols modulate Glo1 activity(More)
The host response to infection, the "acute phase response" is a highly conserved series of physiological reactions including marked changes in concentrations of plasma proteins. These proteins have been shown to participate in the immune response to infections. Several recent studies have elevated the role of acute phase proteins (APPs) as predictive(More)
Monika Krüger1, Philipp Schledorn1, Wieland Schrödl1, Hans-Wolfgang Hoppe2, Walburga Lutz3 and Awad A. Shehata1,4* 1Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology of Veterinary Faculty, University of Leipzig, Germany 2Medizinisches Labor Bremen Haferwende 12, 28357 Bremen, Germany 3Wildlife Research Institute, Bonn, Germany 4Avian and Rabbit Diseases Department,(More)
During the last 10-15 years, an increase of Clostridium botulinum associated diseases in cattle has been observed in Germany. The reason for this development is currently unknown. The normal intestinal microflora is a critical factor in preventing intestinal colonisation by C. botulinum as shown in the mouse model of infant botulism. Numerous bacteria in(More)