Prof. Dr. habil. M. Pohl

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F107 fimbriae were isolated and purified from edema disease strain 107/86 of Escherichia coli. Plasmid pIH120 was constructed, which contains the gene cluster that codes for adhesive F107 fimbriae. The major fimbrial subunit gene, fedA, was sequenced. An open reading frame that codes for a protein with 170 amino acids, including a 21-amino-acid signal(More)
Attaching and effacing (A/E) rabbit enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (REPEC) strains belonging to serogroup O103 are an important cause of diarrhea in weaned rabbits. Like human EPEC strains, they possess the locus of enterocyte effacement clustering the genes involved in the formation of the A/E lesions. In addition, pathogenic REPEC O103 strains produce(More)
The study comprises fifty 4 to 12 weeks old pigs that died from oedema disease or severe diarrhoea. Smears were prepared from the mucosa of duodenum, jejunum and ileum, and by immunofluorescence F107 fimbrial antigens were detected. E. coli strains were isolated from the intestines and were characterised by slide agglutination (serogroup and F107 fimbriae(More)
Escherichia coli and Salmonella strains resistant to gentamicin and apramycin were isolated from cattle in France and Belgium and from patients in hospitals. Homology between plasmids of both human and animal origins encoding aminoglycoside 3-N-acetyltransferase was revealed by digestion with several restriction endonucleases and confirmed by hybridization(More)
The F17 antigen from bovine enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain (E coli 25KHO9), which adhered to calf intestinal villi, was isolated. An enterotoxin-negative derivative (25KHO9st) was used for further studies. Using an immunogold-labeling technique, the F17 antigen was characterized as a fimbrial protein. Pure fimbriae with a subunit molecular weight(More)
Eine häufige Ursache des Weaning-Versagens und daraus resultierender Langzeitbeatmung ist das generalisierte Schwächesyndrom im Sinne einer Criticall-illness-Polyneuropathie bzw. -Polymyopathie. Bisher gibt es allerdings kaum Angaben zur notwendigen Intensität der Diagnostik bzw. zur Diagnosesicherheit und -ausschlusssicherheit der(More)
Two hundred ninety-six Escherichia coli isolates from feces or intestines of calves with diarrhea were hybridized with 7 gene probes. One probe (the eae probe) was derived from the eae gene coding for a protein involved in the effacement of the enterocyte microvilli by the group of bacteria called attaching and effacing E coli (AEEC), and 2 probes were(More)
The genetic determinant for production of the fimbrial F17 adhesive antigen was isolated from a bovine enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain. The F17-A gene, coding for the structural component of the F17 fimbrial adhesin, was cloned and sequenced. An open reading frame of 540 base pairs encoding a polypeptide of 180 amino acids, of which the NH2-terminal(More)
Escherichia coli and salmonella strains with plasmids conferring resistance to gentamicin and apramycin have been isolated with increasing frequency both from cattle and hospital patients in Belgium. The apramycin-gentamicin resistance plasmids were characterized in recipient strains by their profiles and molecular weights using agarose gel electrophoresis,(More)