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2003

San Jose State University

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Single-Cell Enumeration Of An Uncultivated Tm7 Subgroup In The, Cleber C. Ouverney, Gary C. Armitage, David A. Relman Oct 2003

Single-Cell Enumeration Of An Uncultivated Tm7 Subgroup In The, Cleber C. Ouverney, Gary C. Armitage, David A. Relman

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Specific oligonucleotide hybridization conditions were established for single-cell enumeration of uncultivated TM7 and IO25 bacteria by using clones expressing heterologous 16S rRNA. In situ analysis of human subgingival crevice specimens revealed that a greater proportion of samples from sites of chronic periodontitis than from healthy sites contained TM7 subgroup IO25. In addition, IO25 bacterial cells from periodontitis site samples were more abundant and fourfold longer than IO25 cells from healthy site samples.


Cultivation Of Tropheryma Whipplei From Cerebrospinal Fluid, Matthias Maiwald, Axel Von Herbay, David N. Fredricks, Cleber C. Ouverney, Jon C. Kosek, David A. Relman Sep 2003

Cultivation Of Tropheryma Whipplei From Cerebrospinal Fluid, Matthias Maiwald, Axel Von Herbay, David N. Fredricks, Cleber C. Ouverney, Jon C. Kosek, David A. Relman

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Whipple disease (WD) is a systemic disorder caused by the bacterium Tropheryma whipplei. Since the recognition of a bacterial etiology in 1961, many attempts have been made to cultivate this bacterium in vitro. It was eventually isolated, in 2000, from an infected heart valve, in coculture with human fibroblasts. Here we report the isolation of 2 new strains of T. whipplei from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 2 patients with intestinal WD but no neurological signs or symptoms. One culture-positive specimen was obtained before treatment; the other was obtained 12 months after discontinuation of therapy, at a time of intestinal remission ...


Prevalence Of Bacteria Of Division Tm7 In Human Subgingival Plaque And Their Association With Disease, Mary M. Brinig, Paul W. Lepp, Cleber C. Ouverney, Gary C. Armitage, David A. Relman Mar 2003

Prevalence Of Bacteria Of Division Tm7 In Human Subgingival Plaque And Their Association With Disease, Mary M. Brinig, Paul W. Lepp, Cleber C. Ouverney, Gary C. Armitage, David A. Relman

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Members of the uncultivated bacterial division TM7 have been detected in the human mouth, but little information is available regarding their prevalence and diversity at this site. Human subgingival plaque samples from healthy sites and sites exhibiting various stages of periodontal disease were analyzed for the presence of TM7 bacteria. TM7 ribosomal DNA (rDNA) was found in 96% of the samples, and it accounted for approximately 0.3%, on average, of all bacterial rDNA in the samples as determined by real-time quantitative PCR. Two new phylotypes of this division were identified, and members of the division were found to exhibit ...