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Mycoplasma penetrans

MeSH ID: D018661

DEFINITION: A species of gram-negative, facultatively anaerobic bacteria. This organism shows remarkable pathobiologic properties: it adheres to cell surfaces, deeply penetrates into the cell, and strongly adsorbs human red blood cells and human CD4+ lymphocytes and monocytes. M. penetrans was first isolated from the urogenital tract of patients with AIDS and high frequencies of antibodies to it are seen in HIV-infected patients.

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chemistry [Q000737] ; classification [Q000145] ; cytology [Q000166] ; drug effects [Q000187] ; enzymology [Q000201] ; genetics [Q000235] ; growth & development [Q000254] ; immunology [Q000276] ; isolation & purification [Q000302] ; metabolism [Q000378] ; pathogenicity [Q000472] ; physiology [Q000502] ; radiation effects [Q000528] ; ultrastructure [Q000648] ; virology [Q000821]

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