cord factor


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cord factor

[′kȯrd ‚fak·tər]
(microbiology)
A toxic glycolipid found as a surface component of tubercle bacilli that is responsible for virulence and serpentine growth.
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Ziehl-Neelsen Staining was performed to detect Cord Factor and TBc ID was undertaken to detect MPT 64 protein.
Out of 100 MGIT positive samples 92 were positive for Cord factor and 08 were negative, whereas 89 samples were positive on MGIT TBc Identification Device and 11 were negative.
1,2] The cord factor (trehalose 6,6'-dimycolate) responsible for this morphological phenomenon contributes significantly to the virulence of M tuberculosis.
Edakuni, "Post-laminoplasty palsy of upper extremities, with special reference to the spinal cord factors," Bessatsu Seikeigeka, vol.
Non-communicating SM includes the forms that don't show radiological evidence of communication with the fourth ventricle, being referred as associated to spinal cord factors.