Prevalence of virulence genes and cytolethal distending toxin production in Campylobacter jejuni isolates from diarrheal patients in Bangladesh

KA Talukder, M Aslam, Z Islam, IJ Azmi, DK Dutta, S Hossain, A Nur-E-Kamal, GB Nair, A Cravioto, DA Sack, Hubert Endtz

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From 300 stool samples, 58 Campylobacter strains were isolated by standard microbiological and biochemical methods. Of these, 40 strains were identified as Campylobacter jejuni and 5 as Campylobacter coli. The presence of flaA (100%), cadF (100%), racR (100%), dnaJ (100%), pldA (100%), ciaB (95%), virB11 (0%), ceuE (82.5%), cdtA (97.5%), cdtB (97.5%), cdtC (97.5%), and wlaN (7.5%) genes was detected in C. jejuni by PCR. All C. jejuni strains but one produced cytolethal distending toxin in a HeLa cell assay.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1485-1488
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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