Endotoxin liberation by strains of N. meningitidis isolated from patients and healthy carriers.

@article{Mellado1991EndotoxinLB,
  title={Endotoxin liberation by strains of N. meningitidis isolated from patients and healthy carriers.},
  author={M C Mellado and R. Rodr{\'i}guez-Contreras and Milagros Fern{\'a}ndez-Crehuet and R. L{\'o}pez-Gigosos and Miguel Delgado Rodr{\'i}guez and Ram{\'o}n G{\'a}lvez-Vargas},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={1991},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={289-95}
}
The main objective of this study was to assess whether the capacity of Neisseria meningitidis to release endotoxin depends upon the type of strain or upon bacterial mass. Endotoxin release was studied in 32 strains isolated from patients with meningococcal infections and in 49 from asymptomatic carriers, using a quantitative test (limulus test with a chromogenic substrate). The results show that the strains from patients release significantly higher amounts of endotoxin than strains from… CONTINUE READING

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