The outer membrane of Treponema pallidum: biological significance and biochemical properties.

@article{Penn1985TheOM,
  title={The outer membrane of Treponema pallidum: biological significance and biochemical properties.},
  author={Charles W. Penn and Aston Cockayne and Martha J. Bailey},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={131 9},
  pages={2349-57}
}
Rabbits infected intravenously with Treponema pallidum were not markedly febrile, and the pyrogenicity of treponeme preparations administered intravenously to rabbits was negligible. The antibiotic polymyxin B did not induce any ultrastructural changes on the treponemal surface and was not lethal (immobilizing) for T. pallidum, which was, however, highly susceptible to detergents such as SDS. Extraction of treponemes with Triton X-100 removed the outer membrane (despite the presence of Mg2+) as… CONTINUE READING
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