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The Roles of Various Fractions of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in its Pathogenesis: II. Effects of Lecithinase and Protease

Pinghui V. Liu
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol. 116, No. 1 (Feb., 1966), pp. 112-116
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30107175
Page Count: 5
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The Roles of Various Fractions of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in its Pathogenesis: II. Effects of Lecithinase and Protease
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Abstract

The lecithinase and protease of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have been separated in order to observe their specific effects on animals. Lecithinase appeared to be responsible for edema and induration of the skin, while protease elicited hemorrhagic and necrotic lesions. Following intraperitoneal and/or intravenous injection lecithinase caused primarily necrosis of the liver, while protease produced hemorrhagic lesions of intestines and lungs.

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