Measurement of virulence factors
The study of the activity and/or production of virulence factors is a key element enabling to understand bacterial pathogenicity. In this context, SMALTIS offers you to characterize your strains by:
- Studying the activity of structural virulence factors, and more specifically the activity of determinants involved in bacterial adhesion and motility. These determinants, such as pili or flagella, may be observed in specific environments.
- Studying the activity and/or production of secreted factors such as toxins, siderophores or enzymes involved in host colonization or infection. These secreted factors may be either enhanced through appropriate agar media, or measured out in accordance with adapted methods.