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Identification of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli strains by immunoserological detection of intimin

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Menezes, M. A. [1] ; Rocha, L. B. [1] ; Koga, P. C. M. [1] ; Fernandes, I. [2] ; Nara, J. M. [1] ; Magalhaes, C. A. [1] ; Abe, C. M. [1] ; Ayala, C. O. [3] ; Burgos, Y. K. [3] ; Elias, W. P. [1] ; Castro, A. F. P. [3] ; Piazza, R. M. F. [1]
Total Authors: 12
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Bacteriol, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Butantan, Lab Imunopatol, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Biomed, Dept Microbiol, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Microbiology; v. 108, n. 3, p. 878-887, MAR 2010.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Aims: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies (Mabs) against intimin in the detection of enteropathogenic and enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli isolates using immunoblotting. Methods and Results: Polyclonal and Mabs against the intimin-conserved region were raised, and their reactivities were compared in enteropathogenic E. coli (EPEC) and enterohaemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) isolates using immunoblotting analysis. In comparison with rat antiserum, rabbit anti-intimin IgG-enriched fraction had a stronger recognition pattern to a wide spectrum of intimin types in different EPEC and EHEC serotypes. On the other hand, murine monoclonal IgG2b specific to intimin, with dissociation constant of 1 center dot 3 x 10-8 mol l-1, failed in the detection of some of these isolates. Conclusion: All employed antibodies showed 100% specificity, not reacting with any of the eae-negative isolates. The sensitivity range was according to the employed antisera, and 97% for rabbit anti-intimin IgG-enriched fraction, followed by 92% and 78% sensitivity with rat antisera and Mab. Significance and Impact of the Study: The rabbit anti-intimin IgG-enriched fraction in immunoblotting analysis is a useful tool for EPEC and EHEC diagnoses. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 04/12136-5 - Atypical enteropathogenetic Escherichia coli (atypical EPEC)
Grantee:Waldir Pereira Elias Junior
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants