Interaction between the 5 serotypes of GBS and human neutrophils was investigated using Luminol-dependent chemiluminescence. A considerable variation in response, and a variable dependence on pre-opsonisation was demonstrated both for whole bacteria and HCl-extracts. These preliminary results may have relevance to clinical infection with GBS and demonstrate hitherto unrecognised differences in the nature of 'group-specific' antigen extracts from GBS serotypes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Immunology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1982|
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