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Attachment of Mycoplasma bovoculi to bovine conjunctival epithelium and lung fibroblasts

Attachment of Mycoplasma bovoculi to bovine conjunctival epithelium and lung fibroblasts

American Journal of Veterinary Research 49(10): 1661-1664

A specialized tip structure in some mycoplasmas facilitates their attachment to host cells. Mycoplasma bovoculi strains FS8-7 and M165/69 did not have specialized membrane structure and did not exhibit capsule when stained with ruthenium red and examined by use of transmission electron microscopy. The organisms attached in vitro to bovine lung fibroblasts, with no apparent specialized structure. Attachment to conjunctival epithelium in vivo was observed (after death) in a calf infected with M bovoculi. Close association between M bovoculi and the host cells was noticed. Mycoplasmal cells pretreated with hyperimmune rabbit serum and labeled with protein A-gold complex had gold particles randomly distributed around the membrane. Gold-labeled monoclonal antibodies, M25.5 and M7.3, which were directed against 2 surface antigens of M bovoculi, also were distributed randomly on the mycoplasmal surface as seen in results of double-labeling experiments.

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