JOURNAL ARTICLE

Cytopathogenicity of Naegleria fowleri in mammalian cell cultures

D T John, R A John
Parasitology Research 1989, 76 (1): 20-5
2622894
A total of 13 strains of Naegleria fowleri were cytopathogenic for lung, kidney, foreskin, ovary, connective tissue, neuroblastoma, laryngeal carcinoma, and cervical carcinoma mammalian cell lines. The strains of N. fowleri varied considerably in their ability to produce a cytopathic effect (CPE). Likewise, the different mammalian cell lines exhibited varying degrees of susceptability to the cytopathogenicity of the amebae. The African green-monkey kidney (Vero) cell line proved to be useful for assessing the cytopathogenic potential of N. fowleri strains. Although one strain failed to produce CPE in Vero-cell cultures, it did so in the two neuroblastoma cell lines. Other factors affecting the extent of CPE produced were incubation temperature, ameba: mammalian cell ratio, and the length of time during which amebae were maintained in cell culture.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
2622894
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.