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Figure 5

From: Outer Membrane Vesicles of Helicobacter pylori TK1402 are Involved in Biofilm Formation

Figure 5

(A) Biofilm formation by strain TK1402 in Brucella broth supplemented with 7% FCS (-FCS), 7% HS (-HS), or with 0.2% β-cyclodextrin (-β-cyclodextrin). Relative biofilm forming activity (percent) was calculated relative to the 3-day biofilm in Brucella broth supplemented with 7% FCS. Data are expressed as the means of all of experiments ± standard deviations. (B) The OMV-fraction was added to Brucella broth supplemented with β-cyclodextrin. The protein concentrations in the OMV-fractions were adjusted and 0.2 mg of the OMV-fraction (β-cyclodextrin-FCS OMV 0.2), or 0.1 mg of the OMV-fraction (β-cyclodextrin-FCS OMV 0.1) were added. Control fractions from the medium without bacteria were also added (β-cyclodextrin-control). Further, the OMV-fraction was isolated from this organism in Brucella broth supplemented with 0.2% β-cyclodextrin and 0.1 mg of the OMV-fraction from 0.2% β-cyclodextrin medium was added (β-cyclodextrin-β-cyclo OMV 0.1). Biofilm formation was examined after 3 days of culture. Relative biofilm forming activity (percent) was calculated relative to the 3-day biofilm in Brucella broth supplemented with 7% FCS. Data are expressed as the means of all of experiments ± standard deviations. (C) Western blotting of the OMV-fraction from different medium conditions using anti-H. pylori antibody. M: Molecular weight marker. Lanes: 1, 7% FCS; 2, 7% HS; 3, 0.2% β-cyclodextrin. *significantly different (p < 0.05). ** significantly different (p < 0.005).

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