Accession Number : AD0768936

Title :   Experimente ueber den Einflusse von Metaboliten und Antimetaboliten am Modell von Trichomonas Vaginalis. IX. Mitteilung: Experimente mit Enzymen (Experiments on the Influence of Metabolites and Antimetabolites on the Model of Trichomonas Vaginalis. IX. Communication: Experiments on Enzymes),

Corporate Author : ROBERT KOCH-INSTITUT BERLIN (WEST GERMANY)

Personal Author(s) : Christow,Chr. Petrow

Report Date : 30 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The digestive enzymes may be of special interest with regard to oral trichomonas infection. We have made it our task to demonstrate the relations of some enzymes to trichomonas. The following enzymes were used for experiment: pepsin, trypsin, distaste, urease and lysozyme. Tests were performed on six trichomonas strains and evaluated by microscopical readings and determination of the population density at varying concentrations of the substances. In all strains and at all concentrations (0.20-6.0 mg/ml) good growth of trichomonas was observed. The cultures of the experimental series with trypsin behaved likewise. Favourable effect upon trichomonas growth was also seen in the experiments with diastase. Similar results were also obtained in the experiments with urease. Trichomonas growth under addition of lysozyme was within the range of the control cultures. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*PROTOZOA, REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM), (*ENZYMES, PROTOZOA), METABOLISM, GROWTH(PHYSIOLOGY), PARASITES, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE