High stringency evaluation of the inactivation - exclusion efficacy of a MALDI-TOF MS chemical extraction method, with filtration of extract through 0.1 µm filters, on Bacillus anthracis Vollum vegetative cells and sporesReport as inadecuate




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A previous report indicated that a formic acid chemical extraction method for the preparation of protein extracts for matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry MALDI-TOF MS identification, with filtration of extracts through 0.2 μm regenerated cellulose RC filters, would not reliably inactivate or exclude Bacillus anthracis Vollum cells or spores when tested under high stringency conditions. B. anthracis was recovered from 13-36 extracts 3-18 from vegetative cell extracts and 10-18 from bacterial spore extracts. In this paper we report the repetition of this study but with the substitution of the 0.2 μm, regenerated cellulose, filters with 0.1 μm polyvinylidene fluoride PVDF filters. Experiments were conducted under the same high stringency post-treatment viability test methods 100% of resulting protein content; 7 days Luria L-broth and a further 7 days L-agar plate incubation; or 7 days L-agar plate only incubation. B. anthracis was not recovered from any of 18 replicates generated from high concentrations of vegetative cells 107 to 108 cfu, but a single B. anthracis colony was recovered from one of 18 replicates generated from high concentrations of bacterial spores 108 cfu, using a post-treatment viability culture method of 7 days on L-agar plate only. We discuss our results in the context of other similar studies and also a requirement to develop standardised post-treatment viability test methods.



Author: Simon A. Weller , Jennie Latham

Source: http://plos.srce.hr/



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