Distribution of genes encoding virulence factors ompB2, ompCD, ompE, β-lactamase and serotype in pathogenic and colonizing strains of Moraxella catarrhalis.

@article{Mitov2010DistributionOG,
  title={Distribution of genes encoding virulence factors ompB2, ompCD, ompE, β-lactamase and serotype in pathogenic and colonizing strains of Moraxella catarrhalis.},
  author={Ivan Gergov Mitov and Raina Tzvetanova Gergova and Vessela V Ouzounova-Raykova},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={530-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS A total of 115 Moraxella catarrhalis isolates from patients with lower respiratory tract and otorhinolaryngeal infections, as well as healthy carriers, were collected to study the prevalence of outer membrane virulence and resistance encoding genes and lipooligosaccharide (LOS) serotypes. METHODS PCR technique was used to determine the presence of genes ompB2 (encoding uptake of vital iron), ompCD and ompE (for adhesion, complement resistance and transporter proteins… CONTINUE READING