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Cholera and salmonellosis are two diarrheal diseases in which intestinal tissue cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) concentrations are elevated. Investigations of each experimental disease were initiated to identify the specific intestinal cells containing the elevated cAMP. Epithelial cells were eluted from the mucosa of infected and control intestinal(More)
Exchange transfusion with the oxygen-carrying resuscitation fluid, Fluosol DA 20% (FDA), interferes with the efficacy of penicillin therapy of pneumococcal infection in rats. Because this effect could not be attributed to an interaction between FDA and penicillin, the effect of FDA on the ability of rats to mount an antibody response to type 3 pneumococcal(More)
Several serotypes of Salmonella were shown to release increased amounts of a cholera toxin-like toxin during culture in vitro with mitomycin C (MTC). Filter-sterilized culture supernatants containing the toxin caused elongation of Chinese hamster ovary cells, which could be blocked by heating the supernatants at 100 degrees C for 15 min or by adding mixed(More)
Salmonella cytotoxin present in cell lysates inhibited protein synthesis in both Vero cells and isolated rabbit intestinal epithelial cells. A time-course experiment with Vero cells revealed progressive inhibition of protein synthesis beginning as early as 1 h after exposure to the Salmonella cell lysate. Significant loss of membrane integrity of Vero cells(More)
Two plasmids which express either nearly intact or truncated filamentous hemagglutinin (FHA) from Bordetella pertussis and which are marked with a tetracycline resistance (Tcr) gene were transformed into Salmonella dublin SL1438, an aroA deletion mutant intended for use as an attenuated oral vaccine against salmonellosis. These S. dublin recombinants, when(More)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown origin and characterized by a relentless loss of motor neurons that causes a progressive muscle weakness until death. Among the several pathogenic mechanisms that have been related to ALS, a dysregulation of calcium-buffering proteins in motor neurons of the brain and spinal cord(More)
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