Quantification of complement deposition on pneumococci recovered from the lungs of cirrhotic and control rats 15 min after infection with 1 × 10cfu of ATCC 6303
2011-12-31T10:54:00Z (GMT) by
Taken from "Cirrhosis-induced defects in innate pulmonary defenses against "
BMC Microbiology 2007;7():94-94.
Published online 23 Oct 2007
PMCID:PMC2140065.Flow cytometry was used to determine: (A) – percentage of pneumococci positive for bound C3; (B) – mean fluorescent intensity of pneumococci with bound C3; and (C) – deposition index calculated by multiplying the percentage of pneumococci positive for C3 by their fluorescent intensity. Both the mean fluorescent intensity (*: = 0.04) and deposition index (**: = 0.01) were significantly lower for organisms recovered from the lungs of cirrhotic vs. control rats.