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Anthrax

(Science: disease, microbiology) An infectious bacterial zoonotic disease usually acquired by ingestion of bacillus anthracis or its spores from infected pastures by herbivores or indirectly from infected carcasses by carnivores.

It is transmitted to humans usually by contact with infected animals or their discharges (agricultural anthrax) or with contaminated animal products (industrial anthrax). Anthrax is classified by primary routes of inoculation as: cutaneous, gastrointestinal and inhalational.

Synonym: charbon, milzbrand and splenic fever.


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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

... professional women could not get a job if married because their husbands were their owners and could veto any order by a super seer.) Of course anthrax spores and spores of common contaminants were not killed. But, the rare spore of a pathogen on an instrument after it was thoroughly washed ...

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enzyme inhibition assay

Hello everyone, I need some help to interpret my results...I'm working with anthrax lethal factor, which is a Zn2+ dependent metalloproteinase. I would like to calculate Ki of an inhibitor using a FRET inhibition assay.The FRET assay are run for 30 minutes at ...

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by claire84
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:15 am
 
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Re: HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?

... thought could be the answer to my shape dilema. From what I've read all criteria match for Bacillus anthracis but I'm positive she didn't give me anthrax. =] Currently I'm leaning the most toward Corynebacterium diptheriae or Corynebacterium xerosis. Would this be a step in the right direction? ...

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by MGremillion
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
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enzymatic inhibition assay

Hello, I am new to your forum. I have to test the inhibition potency of same potential inhibitors against a metalloprotease, known as anthrax lethal factor, by means of a spectrophotometric assay. The enzymatic reactions were performed in 250 mM Na2HPO4, 150 mM NaCl, pH=7.4 at 25°C with a ...

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by claire84
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:00 pm
 
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Re: sterilization in microwave oven

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by sciencenaturally
Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:17 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
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