PMID: 7938943Jan 1, 1994Paper

Evaluation of phagocytosis, bactericidal effect, and cytotoxicity of Pasteurella haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida in bovine alveolar macrophages

Revista latinoamericana de microbiología
J F MoralesF J Trigo


Evaluation of phagocytosis and bactericidal effect of Pasteurella haemolytica and P. multocida was conducted on bovine alveolar macrophages freshly obtained through bronchioalveolar washings from live animals. Cytotoxic activity of these bacteria on the alveolar macrophages was evaluated through the simple visual assay in microplates, using bovine blood leukocytes as a comparative target cell. In order to evaluate phagocytosis the following variables were considered P. haemolytica and P. multocida (independently) in contact with alveolar macrophages, P. haemolytica and P. multocida in suspension as a positive control of bacterial growth, and RPMI-1640 medium alone, as a negative control of bacterial growth. To measure bactericidal capacity, bacteria were incubated with plastic adhered alveolar macrophages at 30 minutes and 3 hours intervals. Samples incubated 30 minutes were taken as phagocytosis-base readings and at the 3 h interval to evaluate bactericidal capacity of the alveolar macrophages on phagocytized bacteria. Reading of the samples of each evaluation was conducted in a spectrophotometer a 380 nm. Phagocytosis results indicated that bacterial proliferation was higher when bacteria were alone as compared when they were...Continue Reading

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