Interaction of Campylobacter pyloridis with human immune defence mechanisms

H. Pruul, P. C. Lee, C. S. Goodwin, P. J. McDonald

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The in-vitro susceptibility to host immune defence mechanisms of Campylobacter pyloridis was investigated. C. pyloridis was sensitive to antibody-dependent complement-mediated bactericidal activity of serum. The bacteria were phagocytosed and efficiently killed by polymorphonuclear neutrophils in the presence of serum opsonins. Serum opsonin depletion studies indicated that an intact classical complement pathway was required for optimal phagocytic killing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1987
Externally publishedYes


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