Mannose-resistant haemagglutination by campylobacter pylori

Levente Emödy, Åsa Carlsson, Åsa Ljungh, Torkel Wadström

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10 Campylobacter pylori strains were screened for the presence of presumptive colonization factors by measuring cell surface hydrophobicity and haemagglutination. All 8 clinical isolates and 2 reference strains caused haemagglutination of rabbit, human and/or sheep erythrocytes in the presence of mannose. None of the strains expressed a hydrophobic cell surface. In preliminary experiments the haemagglutination could be inhibited with monosia-logangliosides suggesting that these strains express sialic acid specific haemagglutinin(s) which could be involved in colonization of mucosal surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-354
Number of pages2
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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