Induction of fimbriated Vibrio cholerae O139.

Abstract

Several fimbriated phases of Vibrio cholerae O139 strains were selectively induced and compared immunologically and biochemically with those of V. cholerae O1. Fimbrial antigens were detected on the surfaces of vibrio cells colonizing the epithelial cells of a rabbit small intestine. Convalescent-phase sera from six individuals infected with V. cholerae O139 revealed the development of antibody against the fimbrillin. These findings suggest that the fimbriae of V. cholerae O1 and O139 are expressed in vivo during infection and that consideration must be given to the use of fimbrial antigens as components of vaccines against cholera.

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@article{Ehara1998InductionOF, title={Induction of fimbriated Vibrio cholerae O139.}, author={Masahiko Ehara and Mamoru Iwami and Yukito Ichinose and Takeshi Hirayama and Manuel John Albert and Richard Bradley Sack and S Shimodori}, journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology}, year={1998}, volume={5 1}, pages={65-9} }