Lipopolysaccharide from nonvirulent Ara+ Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates is immunologically indistinguishable from lipopolysaccharide from virulent Ara- clinical isolates.

@article{Anuntagool1998LipopolysaccharideFN,
  title={Lipopolysaccharide from nonvirulent Ara+ Burkholderia pseudomallei isolates is immunologically indistinguishable from lipopolysaccharide from virulent Ara- clinical isolates.},
  author={Narisara Anuntagool and Pakamas Intachote and Vanaporn Wuthiekanun and Nicholas J White and Stitaya Sirisinha},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={225-9}
}
Different lines of evidence suggest that a discrepancy between the distribution of Burkholderia (Pseudomonas) pseudomallei in the environment and the distribution of the disease melioidosis is attributable, at least in part, to phenotypic differences between clinical and some environmental isolates. Two antigenically and biochemically distinct biotypes have been described, only one of which is virulent. In this study, lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) were extracted by the proteinase K digestion… CONTINUE READING