Indian J Med Res 119 (Suppl) May 2004 : 1-262

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STREPTOCOCCUS AND STREPTOCOCCAL RESEARCH

Guest Editor : Dr G.S. Chhatwal

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EDITORIAL
Streptococcal research : new challenges ahead

G.S. Chhatwal

SUMMARY

XV Lancefield Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases
Diana Martin

  1. Comparative genomics of streptococcal species
    Joseph J. Ferretti, Dragana Ajdic & W. Michael McShan
     
  2. Short-chain oligosaccharide protein conjugates as experimental pneumococcal vaccines
    W.T.M. Jansen & Harm Snippe
     
  3. Prevention of streptococcal pharyngitis by anti-Streptococcus pyogenes bacteriocin-likeinhibitory substances (BLIS) produced by Streptococcus salivarius
    J.R. Tagg
     
  4. Report of unusual clinical appearance in bacteraemia with non-haemolytic M-type 58 Streptococcus pyogenes
    Nigel C. Weightman & Michael R.D. Barnham
     
  5. Enterococcal infections with special reference to phenotypic characterization & drug resistance
    M.G. Karmarkar, Edwin S. Gershom & P.R. Mehta
     
  6. Evaluation & revaluation of upper limits of normal values of anti-streptolysin O & anti-deoxyribonuclease B in Mumbai
    M.G. Karmarkar, Vineetha Venugopal, Leela Joshi & Riecha Kamboj
     
  7. Characterization of plasmin(ogen) binding to Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Simone Bergmann, Manfred Rohde, Gursharan S. Chhatwal & Sven Hammerschmidt
     
  8. Studies of recombinant streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B/cysteine protease (rSPE B/SCP) in the skin of guinea pigs & the release of histamine from cultured mast cells & basophilic leukocytes
    Hisashi Ohkuni,Yuko Todome, Yukino Watanabe, Toshio Ishikawa,
    Hidemi Takahashi, Yutaka Kannari, Hidehito Kato, Takehiko Uchiyama,
    Hirohisa Sait
    o, Vincent A. Fischetti & John B. Zabriskie
     
  9. Identification & characterisation of the two novel streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxins SPE-L & SPE-M
    Thomas Proft, Phillip D. Webb, Vanessa Handley & John D. Fraser
     
  10. Promotion of fibronectin independent invasion by C5a peptidase into epithelial cells in group A Streptococcus
    Sai Sudha Purushothaman, Hae-Sun Park & P. Patrick Cleary
     
  11. Control of streptokinase gene expression in group A & C streptococci by two-component regulators
    Horst Malke & Kerstin Steiner
     
  12. Nasal associated lymphoid tissue & M cells, a window to persistent streptococcal infections
    P.Patrick Cleary, Yugen Zhang & Hae-Sun Park
     
  13. Characterization of the interaction of the pneumococcal surface protein SpsA with the human polymeric immunoglobulin receptor (hpIgR)
    Christine Elm, Manfred Rohde, Jean-Pierre Vaerman, Gursharan S. Chhatwal
    & Sven Hammerschmidt
     
  14. Interaction of human factor H with PspC of Streptococcus pneumoniae
    Sandhya Dave, Michael K. Pangburn, Corunda Pruitt & Larry S. McDaniel

     
  15. New antimicrobial peptide active against Gram-positive pathogens
    A. Jasir, F. Kasprzykowski, V. Lindström, C. Schalén & A. Grubb
     
  16. Aminoglycoside resistance in enterococci isolated from paediatric septicaemia in a tertiary care hospital in north India
    V.S. Randhawa, L. Kapoor, V. Singh & G. Mehta
     
  17. Impact of susceptibility to antibiotics of streptococci & enterococci isolated from patients with infective endocarditis on antibiotic treatment
    Liliana Mihaila-Amrouche, Laurent Schlegel, Anne Bouvet & the Association
    pour 1’Etude et la Prévention de 1’Endocardite Infectieuse (AEPEI) Study Group
     
  18. Vaginal & rectal carriage of Streptococcus agalactiae in the Czech Republic: incidence, serotypes distribution & susceptibility to antibiotics
    J. Motlová, L. Straková, P. Urbášková, P. Sak & T. Sever
     
  19. Group A streptococcal vaccine delivery by immunization with a self-adjuvanting M protein-based lipid core peptide construct
    Colleen Olive, Michael Batzloff, Aniko Horváth, Timothy Clair, Penny Yarwood,
    Istvan Toth & Michael F. Good
     
  20. Human immunogenicity studies on group A streptococcal C5a peptidase (SCPA) as a potential vaccine against group A streptococcal infections
    Anita Shet, Edward Kaplan, Dwight Johnson & Patrick Paul Cleary
     
  21. Use of cDNA microarrays to analyze responses to pneumococcal virulence factors
    Larry S. McDaniel, Justin A. Thornton & D.Olga McDaniel
     
  22. Preclinical evaluation of a vaccine based on conserved region of M protein that prevents group A streptococcal infection
    Michael Batzloff, Huaru Yan, Mark Davies, Jon Hartas & Michael Good
     
  23. Requests of medical examinations after pneumococcal & influenza vaccination in the elderly
    D. D'Alessandro, S. Ciriminna, A. Rossini, M.C. Bossa & G.M. Fara
     
  24. Immune responses of a liposome/ISCOM vaccine adjuvant against streptococcal fibronectin binding protein 1 (Sfb1) in mice
    J. McArthur, K. Schulze, J. Chin, B.J. Currie, K.S. Sriprakash, S.R. Talay,
    G.S. Chhatwal, C.A. Guzman & M.J. Walker

     
  25. Prospecting for new group A streptococcal vaccine candidates
    D.J. McMillan, M.R. Davies, C.L. Browning, M.F. Good & K.S. Sriprakash

     
  26. Antibody classes & subclasses induced by mucosal immunization of mice with Streptococcus pyogenes M6 protein & oligodeoxynucleotides containing CpG motifs
    R. Teloni, C. von Hunolstein, S. Mariotti, S. Donati, G. Orefici & R. Nisini
      
  27. Receptor-mediated endocytosis of biofilm-forming Enterococcus faecalis by rat peritoneal macrophages
    Baldassarri Lucilla, Bertuccini Lucia, Ammendolia Maria Grazia, Cocconcelli
    Pierluigi, Arciola Carla Renata, Montanaro Lucio, Creti Roberta &
    Orefici Graziella

     
  28. Genetic analysis of Streptococcus uberis plasminogen activators
    Philip N. Ward & James A. Leigh

      
  29. Role of host genetic factors in susceptibility to group A streptococcal infections
    Oliver Goldmann, Gursharan S. Chhatwal & Eva Medina

     
  30. The burden of group A streptococcal pharyngitis in Melbourne families
    Margaret H Danchin, Susan Rogers, Gowri Selvaraj, Loraine Kelpie,
    Peter Rankin, Robert Vorich, Michael Howson, John B. Carlin,
    Nigel Curtis, Terrence M. Nolan & Jonathan R. Carapetis

     
  31. Invasive group A streptococcal disease in North Queensland (1996 - 2001)
    R. Norton, H.V Smith, N. Wood, E. Siegbrecht, A. Ross & N. Ketheesan

     
  32. Epidemiological markers of group A streptococcal infections in France
    Julien Loubinoux, Martine Florent, Bensalem Merad, Gislene Collobert &Anne Bouvet

     
  33. Epidemiology of diseases caused by Streptococcus pyogenes in Serbia during a nine-year period (1991-1999)
    Lazar Ranin, Natasa Opavski, Slobodanka Djukic & Vera Mijac

     
  34. Changing incidence of detected streptococcal bacteraemia in North Yorkshire, England
    Michael R.D. Barnham & Nigel C. Weightman

     
  35. Streptococcus milleri group bacteraemia in North Yorkshire, England (1989-2000)
    Nigel C. Weightman, Michael R.D. Barnham & Marion Dove

     
  36. Comparison of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes causing acute otitis media & invasive disease in young children in the Czech Republic
    R. Prymula, Motlova & P. Kriz

     
  37. Group A streptococcal infections of the pharynx in a rural population in south India
    Thangam Menon, S. Shanmugasundaram, M. Palani Kumar & C.P. Girish Kumar

     
  38. Characterisation of group A streptococcus (GAS) isolates from children with tic disorders
    R. Creti, F. Cardona, M. Pataracchia, C. von Hunolstein, G. Cundari,
    A. Romano & G. Orefici

     
  39. Evaluation of gastrointestinal symptoms as primary sign of severe invasive group A streptococcal infections
    K. Ekelund, A. Lemcke & H.B. Konradsen

     
  40. Induction of myocarditis in rabbits injected with group A streptococci
    L.A. Burova, V.A. Nagornev, P.V. Pigarevsky, M.M. Gladilina, I.V. Molchanova,
    | E.A. Gavrilova, A.A. Totolian, A. Thern & C. Schalén

      
  41. Colour Doppler echocardiography in children with group A streptococcal infection related tic disorders
    F. Cardona, A. Romano, G. Cundari, F. Ventriglia, P. Versacci & G. Orefici

     
  42. Diversity of surface protein expression in group B streptococcal colonizing & invasive isolates
    P. Ferrieri, C.J. Baker, S.L. Hillier & A.E. Flores

     
  43. Towards a Belgian consensus for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal disease
    P. Melin, G. Verschraegen, L. Mahieu, G. Claeys & P. De Mol

     
  44. Distribution of PFGE types of invasive Norwegian group B streptococci in relation to serotypes
    N.K. Skjaervold, K. Bergh & Lars Bevanger

     
  45. Active surveillance of early onset disease due to group B streptococci in newborns
    L. Straková & J. Motlová

     
  46. Characterization of vaginal & rectal colonization with multiple serotypes of group B streptococci using multiple colony picks
    P. Ferrieri, S.L. Hillier, M.A. Krohn, D. Moore, L.C. Paoletti & A.E. Flores

     
  47. Gene encoding the group B streptococcal protein R4, its presence in clinical reference laboratory isolates & R4 protein pepsin sensitivity
    B.L. Smith, A. Flores, J. Dechaine, J. Krepela, A. Bergdall & P. Ferrieri

     
  48. Detection of group B streptococci (GBS) in vaginal swabs using real-time PCR with TaqMan probe hybridization
    K. Bergh, A. Stoelhaug, K. Loeseth & L. Bevanger

     
  49. Recognition of different epitopes on the Ca & R4 proteins of group B streptococci by normal human & antibodies induced in animals
    Sylvester R. Moyo & Johan A. Maeland

     
  50. Construction of recombinant polypeptides based on beta antigen C (Bac) protein & their usage for protection against group B streptococcal infection
    A. Suvorov, I. Ustinovitch, L. Meringova, K. Grabovskaya, G. Leontieva,
    E. Vorobieva & A. Totolian

     
  51. Clinical diagnosis of group B streptococci by scpB gene based PCR
    A. Dmitriev, A. Suvorov, A.D. Shen & Y.H. Yang

     
  52. Influence of decreased penicillin susceptibility on growth rate of beta haemolytic streptococci
    Natasa Opavski, Slobodanka Dukic, Vera Mijac & Lazar Ranin

     
  53. Presence of insertion sequence (IS elements) in group B streptococci of bovine origin
    E. Shakleina, A. Dmitriev, L. Tkacikova, A. Suvorov, I. Mikula & A. Totolian

     
  54. Genetic basis for mutacin N and of its relationship to mutacin I
    J.D.F. Hale, M. Balakrishnan & J.R. Tagg

     
  55. New group D streptococcal species
    Laurent Schlegel, Francine Grimont, Patrick A. Grimont & Anne Bouvet

     
  56. Susceptibility testing of Streptococcus mitis group isolates
    G. Bancescu, S. Dumitriu, A. Bancescu, C. Defta, M. Pana, D. Ionescu, S. Alecu &
    M. Zamfirescu

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