Biologica

Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 1527-1529

Bactericidal activity in conventional or decontaminated mice undergoing GVHD or radiation-induced injury

  • R. I. WalkerAffiliated withImmunology Division, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteDepartment of Microbiology and Public Health, Michican State University
  • , R. J. MoonAffiliated withImmunology Division, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteDepartment of Microbiology and Public Health, Michican State University
  • , P. F. AlmAffiliated withImmunology Division, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteDepartment of Microbiology and Public Health, Michican State University
  • , G. D. LedneyAffiliated withImmunology Division, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteDepartment of Microbiology and Public Health, Michican State University

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Summary

Oral antibiotic prophylaxis of mice, particularly those with radiation-induced injury or those undergoing GVHD, alters bactericidal activity of the host.