Filterable forms of Nocardia: a preferential site of infection in the mouse brain.

@article{Kohbata2009FilterableFO,
  title={Filterable forms of Nocardia: a preferential site of infection in the mouse brain.},
  author={Shunro Kohbata and Shoichi Emura and Chitoshi Kadoya},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 8-9},
  pages={744-52}
}
Filterable forms of Nocardia (i.e., filterable nocardiae) are characterized as spherical structures containing many granules. They fluoresce brilliantly under ultraviolet light when stained with acridine orange and are acid-fast in paraffin-containing broth cultures. An accumulation of acid-fast lipochrome bodies, similar to filterable nocardiae, is observed in glial cells of the midbrain nigral lesions found in Parkinson's disease (PD). Preliminary results from experimental infection with… CONTINUE READING