Cholesterol as a limiting factor in the growth of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

@article{Johnson1980CholesterolAA,
  title={Cholesterol as a limiting factor in the growth of Mycoplasma pneumoniae.},
  author={J Karl Johnson and N. L. Somerson},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={391-9}
}
Ultracentrifugation was used to separate three commercial lots of bovine serum fraction (BSF) into components designed to contain lipoproteins. Each BSF lot and component was tested for ability to support the growth of tree strains of Mycoplasma pneumoniae. In general, the level of growth-promoting activity corresponded to the amount of cholesterol present in the BSF or BSF components rather than to the amount or type of lipoprotein Cholesterol was the limiting nutritional factor of BSF with… CONTINUE READING