Selective bacterial adherance to cardiac endothelial cells in tissue culture

Lance R. Peterson, Akhouri A. Sinha, Robert P. Gruninger

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Summary: The adherence of 16 gram-positive bacterial isolates and eight gram-negative bacterial isolates to cardiac endothelial cells from rabbits, chickens, pigs and opossums was evaluated using a tissue culture system. A single coagulase-negative staphylococcus was significantly more adherent over cell cultures and controls than any other organism tested. Adherent bacteria were sticky to most surfaces tested. No differences in adherence were demonstrated between gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria when they were compared as groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-410
Number of pages7
JournalCardiovascular Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1981

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Funding Information:
This work was supported in part by grants from the St Paul-Ramsey Hospital Medical Education and Research Foundation, Bristol Laboratories, Syracuse New York, and the Graduate School, University of Minnesota.


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