Further reading

Alcendor DJ, Chapman GD and Beaman BL (1995) Isolation, sequencing and expression of the superoxide dis-mutase-encoding gene (sod) of Nocardia asteroides strain GUH-2. Gene 164: 143-147. Beaman BL (1992) Nocardia: An environmental bacterium possibly associated with neurodegenerative diseases in humans. In: Isaacson RL and Jensen K (eds) The Vulnerable Brain and Environmental Risks, vol 2: Toxins in Food, pp 147-166. New York: Plenum Press.

Beaman BL (1993) Nocardial infections, pp 553-554. In: Murphy JM, Bendinelli M and Friedman H (eds) Fungal Infections and Immune Responses, pp 533-554. New York: Plenum Publishing.

Beaman BL (1994) Mechanisms for the virulence of Nocardia. In: Kado CT and Crosa J (eds) Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Virulence, pp 563-574. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.

Beaman BL and Beaman L (1994) Nocardia species: Host-parasite relationships. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 7: 213-264.

Beaman BL, Saubolle M and Wallace R (1995) Nocardia, Rhodococcus, Streptomyces, Oerskovia, and other aerobic Actinomycetes of medical importance. In: Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 6th edn pp 379-399. Washington DC: ASM Publications.

Chen Y and Rosazza JP (1994) A bacterial nitric oxide synthase from a Nocardia species. Biochemical and

Biophysical Research Communications 203: 1251-1258.

Kozakova H, Stepankova R, Tlaskalova H, Kolinska J and Barot-Ciorbaru R (1994) Stimulation of enterocvtc enzymatic activities, MHC class II expression and other immunological factors after oral treatment with Nocardia delipdated ccll mitogen in germ-free rats. International Journal of Immunopharmacology 16: 4X7-493.

Steingrube VA, Brown BA, Gibson JI. et al (1995) DNA amplification and restriction endonuclcase analysis for differentiation of 12 species and taxa of Nocardia, including recognition of four new taxa within the Nocardia asteroides complex. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 33: 3096-3101.

Tuckova L, Zidek Z, Hanikyrova M, Cukrowska B, Tlas-kalova-Hogenova H and Barot-Ciorbaru R (1996) Macrophage nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activation by Nocardia opaca fractions and 15- and 56-kD isolated antigens. Clinical and Experimental Immunology 104: 215-220.

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