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Catecholamines and in vitro growth of pathogenic bacteria: enhancement of growth varies greatly among bacterial species
External Online Source: doi:10.1016/S0024-3205(03)00472-7
Author and Affiliation:
Belay, Tesfaye(Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Immunology, 720 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, United States)
Aviles, Hernan
Vance, Monique
Fountain, Kimberly
Sonnenfeld, Gerald
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of catecholamines on in vitro growth of a range of bacterial species, including anaerobes. Bacteria tested included: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Bacteriodes fragilis, Shigella boydii, Shigella sonnie, Enterobacter Sp, and Salmonella choleraesuis. The results of the current study indicated that supplementation of bacterial cultures in minimal medium with norepinephrine or epinephrine did not result in increased growth of bacteria. Positive controls involving treatment of Escherichia coli with catecholamines did result in increased growth of that bacterial species. The results of the present study extend previous observations that showed differential capability of catecholamines to enhance bacterial growth in vitro.
Publication Date: Aug 08, 2003
Document ID:
20040087594
(Acquired Sep 07, 2004)
Subject Category: LIFE SCIENCES (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Life sciences (ISSN 0024-3205); Volume 73; 12; 1527-35
Publisher Information: United Kingdom
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ANTIINFECTIVES AND ANTIBACTERIALS; AUGMENTATION; BACTERIA; CATECHOLAMINE; IN VITRO METHODS AND TESTS; PATHOGENS; CELL DIVISION; SALMONELLA
Other Descriptors: ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS/PHARMACOLOGY; CATECHOLAMINES/PHARMACOLOGY; GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA/DRUG EFFECTS/GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT; CELL DIVISION/DRUG EFFECTS; COMPARATIVE STUDY; ENTEROBACTER/DRUG EFFECTS/GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT; IN VITRO; MICROBIAL SENSITIVITY TESTS; PORPHYROMONAS GINGIVALIS/DRUG EFFECTS/GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT; SALMONELLA/DRUG EFFECTS/GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT; SHIGELLA BOYDII/DRUG EFFECTS/GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT; SHIGELLA SONNEI/DRUG EFFECTS/GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT; SUPPORT, U.S. GOV'T, NON-P.H.S; NASA DISCIPLINE REGULATORY PHYSIOLOGY; NON-NASA CENTER
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