Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 85–94 | Cite as

Antigenic relatedness of Proteus mirabilis and Escherichia coli with rat tissues and human erythrocytes

  • Ramesh Kumar
  • D. V. Vadehra
  • R. C. Mahajan
Medical Microbiology

Abstract

The cross-reactions of rat kidney with P. mirabilis and E. coli, and of rat urinary bladder with P. mirabilis were established by precipitation, agglutination and immunofluorescence methods. One of the cross-reactive bacterial components was the lipopolysaccharide. Human erythrocytes of Blood-groups A, O and AB were agglutinated by antisera to P. mirabilis and E. coli. The role of antigenic relatedness in urinary tract infections is discussed.

Keywords

Urinary Tract Tract Infection Urinary Tract Infection Urinary Bladder Human Erythrocyte 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramesh Kumar
    • 1
  • D. V. Vadehra
    • 1
  • R. C. Mahajan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  2. 2.Department of ParasitologyPostgraduate Institute of Medical Education and ResearchChandigarhIndia

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