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Influence of ozone on the susceptibility of Escherichia coli K1 to the bactericidal action of serum.

Authors
  • Jankowski, S
  • Cisowska, A
  • Doroszkiewicz, W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Folia microbiologica
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1996
Volume
41
Issue
5
Pages
395–400
Identifiers
PMID: 9131796
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The susceptibility to the bactericidal action of normal bovine serum of twenty two Escherichia coli K1 strains, isolated from the urine of patients with urinary tract infections, was determined. Only four strains were resistant. Ozonization of bacterial suspensions enhanced the sensitivity of the strains to the action of both normal serum and a serum in which the alternative pathway of complement activation was thermally blocked.

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