Endotoxin and nanobacteria in polycystic kidney disease.

@article{Hjelle2000EndotoxinAN,
  title={Endotoxin and nanobacteria in polycystic kidney disease.},
  author={J. Thomas Hjelle and Marcia A. Miller-Hjelle and Ian R. Poxton and E. Olavi Kajander and Neva Ciftcioglu and Mitchell Jones and Robert C Caughey and Rhubell Brown and P D Millikin and Franck Darras},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2000},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={2360-74}
}
BACKGROUND Microbes have been suspected as provocateurs of polycystic kidney disease (PKD), but attempts to isolate viable organisms have failed. Bacterial endotoxin is the most often reported microbial product found in PKD fluids. We assessed potential microbial origins of endotoxin in cyst fluids from 13 PKD patients and urines of PKD and control individuals. METHODS Fluids were probed for endotoxin and nanobacteria, a new bacterium, by the differential Limulus Amebocyte Lysate assay (dLAL… CONTINUE READING
42 Extracted Citations
41 Extracted References
Similar Papers

Citing Papers

Publications influenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 42 extracted citations

Referenced Papers

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 41 references

Nanobacteria from blood, the smallest culturable

  • EO Kajander, I Kuronen, K Akerman, A Pelttari, Ciftcioglu
  • nosis. J Clin Microbiol 35:2283–2287,
  • 1997
Highly Influential
20 Excerpts

Detection of PK1 cells: Role of free radicals

  • MA Miller, RB Prior, FJ Horvath, JT Hjelle
  • Kidney Int 49:413–419,
  • 1996
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Frequencies of Polycystic kidney disease: An unrecognized emerging infectious lipopolysaccharide core types among clinical isolates of Escherichia disease

  • MA brink-Kurtzman, SW Peterson, +4 authors F Di Padova
  • Emerg Infect Dis 3:113–127,
  • 1995
Highly Influential
6 Excerpts

Polycystic kidney disease: Etiology, disease in rats

  • RR Martinez, JJ Grantham
  • Kidney Int 50:424–431,
  • 1996
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Diverticular disease in individuals with chronic renal failure

  • RT Scheff, G Zuckerman, H Harter, J Delmez, R Koehler
  • Ann Intern Med
  • 1998
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…