Accession Number : ADA332972
Title : Mycoplasma Infections and Non-Gonococcal Urethritis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Women Patients
Descriptive Note : Final rept 21 Nov 94-30 Sepp 95
Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Lo, Shyh-Ching
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Report Date : OCT 1995
Pagination or Media Count : 20
Abstract : Lipid-associated membrane proteins (LAMPs) exposed externally on the surface of mycoplasmas are responsible for inducing antibody responses during infections. We showed mycoplasmal LAMPs are species-specific. Antibodies to M. genitalium LAMPs detected by ELISA can be confirmed by Western Blotting and consistent with PCR results of patients' urines. We tested more than 1400 serum samples from patients with various diseases.
Descriptors : *MYCOPLASMA, *URETHRITIS, ENZYMES, LIPIDS, PROTEINS, ANTIBODIES, PATIENTS, INFLAMMATION, WOMEN, INFECTIOUS DISEASE TRANSMISSION.
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE