Canine prostatic secretions kill Trichomonas vaginalis.

@article{Krieger1982CaninePS,
  title={Canine prostatic secretions kill Trichomonas vaginalis.},
  author={John N. Krieger and Michael F. Rein},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1982},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          77-81
        }
}
The zinc content of prostatic secretions is thought to be an important nonspecific defense against urinary tract infection in men. This investigation measured killing by prostatic fluid of Trichomonas vaginalis, a common sexually transmitted pathogen, and related this activity to zinc concentration. We used a canine model which closely resembles the human male genital tract. Prostatic secretions from all dogs killed all T. vaginalis isolates. There appear to be several mechanisms for killing of… CONTINUE READING

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