Lysis of whole cells and cell envelopes of Neisseria meningitidis.

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Abstract. Neisseria meningitidis SD1C exhibited a low tolerance to penicillin G ( microgram/ml). Loss of viability in the absence of polyvinylpyrrolidone and horse serum was independent of the concentration of antibiotic above the minimum inhibitory concentration, whereas the rate of bacteriolysis was concentration by: 4.

Abstract Large‐scale screening of Neisseria meningitidis strains is necessary for epidemiological studies as well as for identifying immunologically important antigens. We have developed a new and simpler type of ELISA for this purpose.

Whole bacteria from the strains being studied are coated onto PVC plates; the type and subtype are then determined by the binding of monoclonal antibodies Cited by: Neisseria meningitidis infection alters the polar architecture of the epithelial barrier without disrupting its integrity.

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In order to evaluate the ability of N. meningitidis to cross an intact epithelium, Calu‐3 cells grown for 10 days on collagen‐coated Transwell inserts were infected at their apical side with the reference MC58 by:   Large-scale screening of Neisseria meningitidis strains is necessary for epidemiological studies as well as for identifying immunologically important antigens.

We have developed a new and simpler type of ELISA for this purpose. Whole bacteria from the strains being studied are coated onto PVC plates; the type and subtype are then determined by the binding of monoclonal antibodies with Cited by: Challenge of meningioma cells with live Neisseria meningitidis, isolated outer membranes or pure LOS Meningioma cell monolayers (* 4 cells/well in collagen-coated well tissue culture plates.

LPS, a second major constituent of the cell-envelope of N. meningitidis, is often referred to as endotoxin and plays an important role in virulence. It is held responsible for the severe pathological effects that occur during invasive meningococcal disease.

LPS consists of three parts: a lipid A part containing unique hydroxy fatty-acid chains, a core oligosaccharide containing 3-deoxy-D.

Preparation of whole-cell extracts. meningitidis strains MC58, MC58 ΔGNA33, BZ, and BZ ΔGNA33 were grown overnight on a GC plate at 37°C in 5% CO 2. Colonies from each strain were collected and used to inoculate 7 ml of Mueller-Hinton broth, containing % glucose, to reach an optical density at nm (OD ) of to Neisseria meningitidis is fastidious and should be grown overnight on horse blood agar from glycerol stocks for a maximum of 16 h before use to ensure minimal mutation rates or downregulation of virulence factors.

This may result from the phase variability of some Neisseria genes.N. meningitidis can be cultured successfully in a low‐carbohydrate medium, such as Mueller–Hinton broth (MHB.

Meningitis Neisseria meningitidis, Streptococcus. where the binding targets on the cell envelope are usually.

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of 10 CFU/ml for whole cells and was also validated by SPR. Again. Preparation of whole-cell suspensions. Whole-cell suspensions should not be used for PCR testing. Grow the N. meningitidis isolate to be tested along with an appropriate reference isolate for QC on a BAP for hours at °C with ~5% CO 2 (or in a candle-jar).

Neisseria meningitidis is a commensal organism of the nasopharynx which can occasionally cross this barrier to infect individuals, causing classical meningitis or potentially fatal septicemia. Meningococcal infections are particularly life-threatening in infants once protection from maternal antibodies diminishes (2, 32).Many aspects of the host response to meningococcal infection remain.

Introduction. The primary purpose of this page is to provide illustrations of characteristics of N. meningitidis that may aid in differentiating between this, and other, Neisseria species that produce acid from glucose and maltose.

This page is not intended to be a definitive discussion of N. meningitidis infections but to provide information relating to the accurate identification of N. Neisseria meningitidis Overview: Neisseria meningitidis is a Gram-negative diplococcal bacterium responsible for causing meningococcal meningitis (Figure 1).

This bacterium is not part of the normal flora, but is found to live in the throat of 5 to 10% of healthy people. Characterization of spheroplast membranes of Neisseria meningitidis group B.

Hill JC, Peterson NR, Weiss E. Spheroplast membranes (spheroplast envelopes) of strain of group B Neisseria meningitidis were prepared by a procedure that included lysozyme treatment of the cells and osmotic lysis of the resulting spheroplasts. Neisseria meningitidis SD1C exhibited a low tolerance to penicillin G ( microgram/ml).

before the lysis of the cells. Lysis could be prevented by growing the cells at low pH and high. Any turbidity or lysis of erythrocytes may be indicative of growth, and subcultures onto primary culture media should be made immediately. Because N. meningitidis, S. pneumoniae, and H. influenzae are fragile organisms, subcultures should be performed on day 4 and day 7 regardless of turbidity, as the absence of turbidity does not always.

We did not observe any ultrastructural difference in the cell envelope between the CMomp85 strain grown with IPTG and the wild-type strain. In contrast, cells of H44/76 CMomp85 grown without IPTG were more heterogeneous in size, and a significant proportion of cells showed signs of lysis (Figure 3 A and B).

A clear accumulation of both electron. Hydrolysis of cell envelope phospholipids was demonstrated in cells of both autolytic and nonautolytic strains ofNeisseria gonorrhoeae that were labeled during growth in the presence of [3H] acetate.

coli obtains iron by damaging the membranes of host cells resulting in cell lysis and chelating the iron released with siderophores. Neisseria meningitidis. Found in the nasopharynx of humans only, spread by respiratory transmission whole-cell and polysaccharide vaccines have been developed but do not produce long-lasting immunity.

While much data exist in the literature about how Neisseria meningitidis adheres to and invades human cells, its behavior inside the host cell is largely unknown. One of the essential meningococcal attributes for pathogenesis is the polysaccharide capsule, which has been shown to be important for bacterial survival in extracellular fluids.

To investigate the role of the meningococcal capsule. Neisseria meningitidis traversal across the blood–cerebrospinal fluid barrier is an essential step in the pathogenesis of bacterial meningitis. We have previously shown that invasion of human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMEC) by meningococci is mediated by bacterial outer membrane protein Opc that binds fibronectin, thereby anchoring the bacterium to the integrin α 5 β 1.

Abstract. Spheroplast membranes (spheroplast envelopes) of strain of group B Neisseria meningitidis were prepared by a procedure that included lysozyme treatment of the cells and osmotic lysis of the resulting spheroplasts.

Electron microscopy revealed that the membranes consisted of two unit layers, generally parallel to each other. Neisseria meningitidis. meningitidis, or meningococcus, is an aerobic, gram-negative diplococcus, closely related to. gonorrhoeae, and to several nonpathogenic.

Neisseria. species, such as. lactamica. The organism has both an inner (cytoplasmic) and an outer membrane, separated by a cell. Neisseria meningitidis, often referred to as meningococcus, is a Gram-negative bacterium that can cause meningitis and other forms of meningococcal disease such as meningococcemia, a life-threatening bacterium is referred to as a coccus because it is round, and more specifically, diplococcus because of its tendency to form pairs.

About 10% of adults are carriers of the bacteria in. Neisseria meningitidis Streptococcus pneumoniae Staphylococcus aureus Neisseria gonorrhoeae When whole cells or large molecules in solution are engulfed by a cell, this endocytosis is specifically termed: a ring-shaped protein digests holes in bacterial cell membranes and virus envelopes cleaving of C3 to yield C3a and C3b.

damage to host | examples of bacterial diseases | combating bacterial disease Learn with flashcards, games, and more — for free. Neisseria meningitidis and Group B MAC can damage the viral envelope. In the case of human cells recognized as nonself - virus-infected cells, transplanted cells, transfused cells, cancer cells- the MAC causes direct cell lysis.

Questions. Study the material in this section and then write out the answers to these questions. Do not just. While much data exist in the literature about howNeisseria meningitidis adheres to and invades human cells, its behavior inside the host cell is largely unknown.

One of the essential meningococcal attributes for pathogenesis is the polysaccharide capsule, which has been shown to be important for bacterial survival in extracellular fluids. Infections of the central nervous system (CNS) are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.

Traversal of the barriers protecting the brain by pathogens is a prerequisite for the development of meningitis. Bacteria have developed a variety of different strategies to cross these barriers and reach the CNS.

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To this end, they use a variety of different virulence factors that. Three species of bacteria, Streptococcus pneumonia, Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis (Figure 1), are known to cause this infection.

Certain characteristics of the latter species, N. meningitidis, result in difficult obstacles when it comes to the development of measures to diagnose, treat and prevent meningitis. Those obstacles. The Gram-negative cell envelope. The Gram-negative bacterial cell envelope consists of an inner membrane (IM) that surrounds the cytoplasm and an asymmetrical outer-membrane (OM) that forms a protective barrier to the external environment (reviewed in Ruiz et al., ).The two membranes are separated by an aqueous compartment or periplasm which contains a thin peptidoglycan layer that.

The binding of defensins to bacteria was examined by whole cell ELISA. The binding of biotinylated HNP-1 (HNP biotin) to wild type and LOS mutants of H. influenzae and N. meningitidis coated on microtiter plates was determined. Controls included E. coli strain DH5α, since the adherence of this strain was not stimulated by neutrophil defensins, and S.

typhimurium strain SL, since this.Bacterial cells were collected by centrifugation 3 h after induction, suspended in lysis buffer ( m m NaCl, 10 m m imidazole, 20 m m Tris-HCl, pHand Complete EDTA-free protease inhibitor tablet (Roche Applied Science)), and lysed by passaging through a French pressure cell at 12, p.s.i.

Unbroken cells and cell debris were removed by.