Biotypes and virulence factors of Gardnerella vaginalis isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis

J. Udayalaxmi, G. K. Bhat, S. Kotigadde

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Abstract

The present study was conducted to correlate the biotypes of Gardnerella vaginalis strains isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis and their virulence factors. Thirty-two strains of G. vaginalis isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis were biotyped. Adherence to vaginal epithelial cells, biofilm production, surface hydrophobicity, phospholipase C and protease activity were tested on these isolates. Biotype 1 was the most prevalent (8; 25%), followed by biotype 2 (7; 21.9%) and biotypes 5 and 8 (5; 15.6%). We did not find any statistical correlation between G. vaginalis biotypes and its virulence factors. Virulence factors expressed by G. vaginalis were not associated with a single biotype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 04-2011

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Gardnerella vaginalis
Bacterial Vaginosis
Virulence Factors
Type C Phospholipases
Biofilms
Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
Peptide Hydrolases
Epithelial Cells

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Biotypes and virulence factors of Gardnerella vaginalis isolated from cases of bacterial vaginosis. / Udayalaxmi, J.; Bhat, G. K.; Kotigadde, S.

In: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, Vol. 29, No. 2, 04.2011, p. 165-168.

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