Figure 6.

Presence of PnxIIIA, binding ability, hemagglutination activity, and cytotoxicity of reference strains of P. pneumotropica. (A) Western blotting analysis of cell lysates (5 μg of total protein) of the reference strains by using anti-rPnxIIIA IgG. (B) The binding ability of the reference strains against to the rat collagen type I. A 1-way ANOVA determined that there were significant differences between the strains (P < 0.05). The mean value of A490 of strain ATCC 35149 (numbered as 1) or CCUG 26453 (5) is significantly different from that of the other strains by determination of Duncan's multiple-range test (P < 0.05). (C) Changes in hemagglutination activity of the reference strains with sheep erythrocytes. (D) Percentage of cytotoxicity determined by LDH release from the supernatant of J774A.1 cells cultured with reference strains of P. pneumotropica. A 1-way ANOVA determined that there were significant differences between the strains (P < 0.05). The mean values of cytotoxicity (%) of strain ATCC 35149 (numbered as 1) or ATCC 12555 (2) and CCUG 36632 (6) are significantly different from that of the other strains by determination of Duncan's multiple-range test (P < 0.05). All sections of numbers are represented as follows: 1, ATCC 35149; 2, ATCC 12555; 3, CCUG 26450; 4, CCUG 26451; 5, CCUG 26453; 6, CCUG 36632.

Sasaki et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-55
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