Defense Date

1975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Microbiology & Immunology

First Advisor

S. Gaylen Bradley

Abstract

In this study the distribution and effects of bacterial endotoxin were examined. Adult male BALB/c and adult male DUB/ICR mice were used in all experiments. Endotoxic activity of a number of strains from three genera of bacteria, Pseudomonas, Bacteroides, and Listeria, was detected using vincristine-treated mice as sensitized indicators for endotoxin and resistance to purified endotoxin induced by pretreatment with selected bacteria. Also, the effect of bacterial endotoxin and endotoxin-like substances on the course of primary amebic meningoencephalitis in mice, caused by Naegleria fowleri, was assessed.

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VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

7-14-2016

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Biology Commons

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