Wendell H Hall

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l-Asparagine controls the utilization of other amino acids by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (H37Ra) in aerated, liquid synthetic media. In a mixture containing asparagine and either l-alanine or l-glutamic acid, amino acid utilization is diphasic, with asparagine being utilized first. Short-term growth rates and cell yields are diminished and mimic those seen(More)
Marked differences were observed in the response of actively growing cells of the saprophyte, Mycobacterium smegmatis 607, and the avirulent human strain, M. tuberculosis (H37Ra), to several different nitrogen sources in aerated (rotary) cultures. The growth-promoting effect and utilization of equimolar concentrations (5 mumoles/ml) of l-alanine, l-aspartic(More)
A total of 91 multiply resistant bacterial strains, including Klebsiella pneumoniae (32 strains), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (16 strains), and Serratia marcescens (43 strains), were collected during hospital epidemics of nosocomial infection from 1975 to 1979. These strains were resistant to gentamicin, tobramycin, cephalothin, chloramphenicol, and ampicillin.(More)
Six subjects receiving digoxin therapy for heart disease were studied on two occasions with a single oral dose of 0.5 mg of tritiated digoxin. In every study, all stools and urine were saved for 1 week. Before the second study, treatment with cholestyramine, 4 g every 6 hours, was begun and continued throughout. In three patients, a third study was(More)
The most effective, least toxic chemotherapy for human brucellosis is still undecided. In vitro, the antibiotics most active against Brucella include the tetracyclines, the aminoglycosides, the aminopenicillins, some cephalosporins, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, erythromycin, rifampin, and some new fluorinated quinolones. Because Brucella species are(More)