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OBJECTIVES Enterocyte invasion of Campylobacter jejuni 81-176 has been reported to depend upon the virulence plasmid pVir. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of pVir in clinical C. jejuni isolates, to investigate DNA homologies between C. jejuni plasmids and the significance of plasmids for C. jejuni invasiveness. METHODS DNA(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the diagnostic value of a single-locus real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) recently proposed for rapid detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from clinical samples (IDI-MRSA; Infectio Diagnostic, Sainte-Foy, Québec, Canada). This test, which was developed on the basis of studies of(More)
Human beta-trace protein is a major intrathecally synthesized polypeptide constituent of human cerebrospinal fluid. We have previously shown that this protein is almost quantitatively modified with biantennary complex-type N-linked oligosaccharides which show "brain-type" glycosylation characteristics (Hoffmann,A. et al., J. Neurochem., 63, pp. 2185-2191,(More)
Trisomy 12 has been shown to be one of the most common chromosome abnormalities in chronic lymphoid leukemias of B-cell origin, and some studies suggested that it predicts poor overall survival. We have prospectively studied 42 patients with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL) and three patients with B-prolymphocytic leukemia (B-PLL) for the(More)
The prevalence of tetracycline resistance, tetracycline MICs and tet(O) gene localization were investigated in 83 Campylobacter isolates from patients suffering from acute gastroenteritis in Germany. Combined biochemical and molecular markers identified 74 isolates (89 %) as Campylobacter jejuni, including seven atypical isolates that failed to hydrolyse(More)
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