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Fig. 5 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 5

From: Effect of calcium on the interaction of Acinetobacter baumannii with human respiratory epithelial cells

Fig. 5

qPCR results of calcium effect on host-bacterial interaction. Ab and human respiratory epithelial cells were co-cultured in calcium-supplemented medium for 2 h, 4 h and 6 h, and 1 × 105cells were isolated for qPCR detection. Control I: calcium final concentration was 0 mmol/L (with EDTA treatment). Calcium had positive effect on the interaction between Ab and epithelial cells. With the increase of calcium concentrations and prolonged co-culture times, the amount of Ab invasion into epithelial cells increased (the smaller the Ct value, the more bacterial invasion to cells)

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