Interaction between turkey monocytes and avian Chlamydia psittaci in the presence of Mycoplasma sp.: the importance of nitric oxide1192

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (niet gecontroleerd)

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The interaction between Chlamydia psittaci and turkey monocytes was studied in vitro. Purified monocytes were inoculated with C. psittaci, in the presence or absence of Mycoplasma hyorhinis. Whereas turkey monocytes produced high amounts of nitric oxide (NO) following the inoculation with M. hyorhinis, inoculation with C. psittaci did not induce NO production in these phagocytes. The monocytes strongly supported chlamydial growth, as demonstrated by the presence of inclusion forming units, the positive direct immunofluorescence staining and transmission electron microscopy. In contrast, upo…

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