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By Dana Philpott, Frank Ebel

The research of the pathogenesis of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infections encompasses many alternative disciplines, together with scientific microbiology, diagnostics, animal ecology, and foodstuff protection, in addition to the mobile microbiology of either bacterial pathogenesis and the mechanisms of toxin motion. E. coli: Shiga Toxin tools and Protocols goals to compile a couple of specialists from every one of those diversified fields with the intention to o- line a few of the simple protocols for the prognosis and examine of STEC pat- genesis. we are hoping that our ebook will end up a important source for the scientific microbiologist in addition to the mobile microbiologist. For the medical microbiologist, our objective is to aspect a few present protocols for the detection of STEC in sufferer samples, every one of that have their very own merits. bankruptcy 1 offers an creation into the scientific importance of STEC infections. Chapters 2–7 persist with with protocols for the analysis and detection of STEC micro organism in sufferer and animal samples.

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When phases are separated, spin at 6000g for 15 min. 6. Collect watery (upper) phase, which contains the LPS (5–7 mL), and transfer into conditioned dialysis tubing of approx 10 kDa exclusion size. Secure ends well. 7. Dialyze extract against at least 500 mL of distilled H2O at 4°C for 48 h. Replace the water every 12 h. 8. Collect LPS extract and digest with proteinase K (1 mg per 5–7 mL) for 5 h at 42°C. 9. Repeat phenol extraction and dialysis as above. 10. Lyophilize LPS extract and store in sealed glass tube in desiccator at 4°C (see Note 3).

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The cause of the observed discrepancies is not known. The same Stx preparation migrates with an apparent molecular weight of approx 32 (A-subunit) and 10 kDa (B-subunit) by conventional SDS-PAGE through a 15% gel. Acknowledgments The authors thank Olga Böhler and Dr. Kerstin Ludwig and Dr. Martina Bielaszewska for sharing protocols and technical advice. References 1. Karmali, M. A. (1989) Infection by verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli. Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 2, 15–38. 2. Paton, J. C. and Paton, A.

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