The previously reported relationship between nephritogenicity and bacteriocine production among Group A streptococci has been examined. Using techniques comparable to the earlier study, the present study did not reveal any such relationship. Among 73 strains tested, 53% produced bacteriocines; no significant difference was noted between bacteriocines from strains isolated from cases of nephritis and those from a group of strains recovered from patients with other conditions. In addition, no correlation between type and bacteriocine production was observed.
STUDIES OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PRODUCTION OF BACTERIOCINES BY GROUP A STREPTOCOCCI AND ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
Gary D. Overturf, Edward A. Mortimer; STUDIES OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PRODUCTION OF BACTERIOCINES BY GROUP A STREPTOCOCCI AND ACUTE GLOMERULONEPHRITIS . J Exp Med 1 October 1970; 132 (4): 694–701. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.132.4.694
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