Lipopolysaccharide-Containing Cytoplasmic Membranes as Immunostimulators of the Peritoneal Macrophages
During the last years we established that the stable L-forms of S. aureus, L. monocytogenes and E. coli were able to survive and multiply inside peritoneal macrophages of experimental animals (11). Our recent studies showed that the cytoplasmic membranes of L-form cells of E. coli WF+ contained lipopolysaccharide (LPS) (8) and induce more pronounced immunostimulating effect on antigen-binding spleen T-lymphocytes compared to cells of the parent bacterium (6) and also compared to an equivalent amount of E. coli lipopolysaccharide (7).
KeywordsBactericidal Activity Peritoneal Macrophage Cytoplasmic Membrane Electron Microscopic Observation Mycobacterium Avium
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