Cytotoxic effect of serotypes of Pasteurella haemolytica on sheep bronchoalveolar macrophages.


Ovine isolates of the 15 known serotypes found within the A and T biotypes of Pasteurella haemolytica were cytotoxic for sheep bronchoalveolar macrophages (BAM). Weaker toxicity for the same target cells was also expressed by non-serotypable ovine isolates of P. haemolytica. The results suggest that cytotoxicity for sheep BAM is a virulence factor common to… (More)