Table 4

Concentrations of single elements in phagosomes of macrophages infected with M. avium wild-type (WT) or 2D6 mutant

Element

(Unit)

WT

2D6

WT

2D6


1 hour

24 hours


P (CPM)

0.013964

0.0144769

0.010927

0.0072144

(p > 0.05)

(p > 0.05)

S (CPM)

0.01848

0.0210543

0.035871

0.0099751

(p > 0.05)

(p > 0.05)

Cl (CPM)

0.151509

0.2305818

0.244938

0.1115413

(p > 0.05)

(p > 0.05)

K (μg/cm2)

0.143707

0.3204288

0.021604

0.1759281

(p = 0.05)

(p = 0.0009)

Ca (μg/cm2)

6.5 × 10-5

0.0329014

0.010014

0.0224007

(p = 0.821)

(p = 0.00492)

Mn (μg/cm2)

6.5 × 10-5

0.00018

0.000133

8.204 × 10-5

(p = 0.0308)

(p = 0.302)

Fe (μg/cm2)

0.00167

0.0054284

0.006516

0.0022057

(p = 0.3025)

(p = 0.12196)

Cu (μg/cm2)

0.000183

0.1394013

0.000112

0.0148152

(p > 0.05)

(p > 0.05)

Zn (μg/cm2)

0.00088

0.015652

0.000792

0.005898

(p = 0.00517)

(p = 0.02767)


Complemented 2D6 mutant had similar results to the wild-type bacterium. Y = Yes; N = No

Jha et al. BMC Microbiology 2010 10:100   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-100

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