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Epidemiological value of the gamma-glutamyltransferase test in Salmonella typhimurium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2864046     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The simple and rapid method of Giammanco et al. (1980) has been used for the detection of the gamma-glutamyltransferase (gamma-GT) by means of a chromogenic substrate in 803 endemic and epidemic strains of Salmonella typhimurium from Southern Italy. About 20% of the strains have been proved gamma-GT negative. Both in endemic and epidemic isolates, negative and positive strains were respectively belonging to different phage types. The reported data suggest that the presence or absence of the gamma-GT in S. typhimurium is an epidemiological marker quickly and easily detectable by the described chromogenic test.
A Nastasi; M F Massenti; S Pignato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bollettino dell'Istituto sieroterapico milanese     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0021-2547     ISO Abbreviation:  Boll Ist Sieroter Milan     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-19     Completed Date:  1985-11-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  17720040R     Medline TA:  Boll Ist Sieroter Milan     Country:  ITALY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Chromogenic Compounds
Disease Outbreaks
Epidemiologic Methods
Salmonella Food Poisoning / diagnosis
Salmonella typhimurium / enzymology*
gamma-Glutamyltransferase / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chromogenic Compounds; EC

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