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Abstract

Summary

Polymorphonuclear leucocytes selectively inhibited the incorporation of C-uridine by intracellular staphylococci. Within specified limits, the amount of radiolabel incorporated by extracellular staphylococci was related to bacterial concentration. The incorporation of labelled uridine can thus be exploited to assay the extent to which association between staphylococci and polymorphonuclear leucocytes reflects surface adherence as opposed to ingestion. A comparison of the new method with a conventional viable-count determination of leucocyte-associated bacteria shows it to be comparable in efficiency when non-immune serum is used as opsonin and superior when specific opsonin is used.

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2019-10-20
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