Effect of growth of Bacteroides fragilis at different redox levels on potential pathogenicity in a HeLa cell system: demonstration by confocal laser scanning microscopy.

@article{Goldner1993EffectOG,
  title={Effect of growth of Bacteroides fragilis at different redox levels on potential pathogenicity in a HeLa cell system: demonstration by confocal laser scanning microscopy.},
  author={Mandy Goldner and M Coquis-Rondon and J P Carlier},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie : international journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={278 4},
  pages={529-40}
}
During trauma, the intestinal anaerobe, Bacteroides fragilis, may enter into a pathogenic state. The process coincides with changing environmental conditions particularly the redox level in situ. To gain insight into this phenomenon B. fragilis was grown at different redox levels, and the invasive potential was examined using an in vitro model consisting of HeLa cell monolayers. The clinical strain AIP 5-86 was taken from a small collection of B. fragilis strains able to penetrate into tissue… CONTINUE READING