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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 89, No. 2, 1994, pp. 221-223
Bioline Code: oc94046
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 89, No. 2, 1994, pp. 221-223

 en Vibrio fluvialis Attachs to but Does not Enter HeLa Cell Monolayers
It Carvalho; V Magalhaes; Nc Leal; V Melo & M Magalhaes

Abstract

Considering the possibility that invasiveness could be a
neglected factor of virulence in Vibrio fluvialis-linked
enteritis, since a dysenteric form of the disease was seen in
Bangladesh, we studied 12 Brazilian strains of the organism, six
clinical and six environmental, to determine whether they might be
able to enter into HeLa cell monolayers or would carry plasmids
incidentally involved in invasiveness. Four human and two
environmental isolates attached to but did not enter into the cells.
Though five strains harbored plasmids, no relationship was found
between the carriage of these genetic elements and adhesiveness.

Keywords
Vibrio fluvialis - Vibrio pathogenicity - diarrhea - HeLa cell adherence

 
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