Activation of the alternative complement pathway by blood culture isolates of Bacteroides fragilis

K. A. Joiner, A. Hawiger, J. A. Gelfand

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Abstract

Blood culture isolates of Bacteroides caused depletion of alternative complement pathway hemolytic activity, but no fall in C4 titers, when incubated in vitro with normal serum or serum containing 0.002 M MgCl2 and 0.008 M ethylene glycol-bis(β-aminoethyl ether)-N,N-tetraacetic acid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume34
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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