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
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE