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Detection and prevention of mycoplasma hominis infection

United States Patent

5,595,871
January 21, 1997
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The present invention is directed to a rapid and sensitive method for detecting Mycoplasma hominis using M. hominis-specific probes, oligonucleotides or antibodies. In particular a target sequence can be amplified by in vitro nucleic acid amplification techniques, detected by nucleic acid hybridization using the subject probes and oligonucleotides or detected by immunoassay using M. hominis-specific antibodies. M. hominis-specific nucleic acids which do not recognize or hybridize to genomic nucleic acid of other Mycoplasma species are also provided.
DelVecchio; Vito G. (Scranton, PA), Gallia; Gary L. (Philadelphia, PA), McCleskey; Ferne K. (San Antonio, TX)
University of Scranton (Scranton, PA), Research Corporation Technologies, Inc. (Tucson, AZ)
08/ 112,816
August 25, 1993
This invention was made with United States Government support by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research under a subcontract to University Energy Systems contract numbers F49620-85-C001 and F49620-88-C0053 awarded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The United States Government may have some rights in the present invention.