Further reading

Blanchard A and Montagnier L (1994) AIDS-associated mycoplasmas. Annual Review of Microbiology 48: 687-712.

Cassell GH (1993) International Symposium on the Changing Role of Mycoplasmas in Respiratory Disease and AIDS. Clinical Infectious Diseases 17: S1-S309.

Cassell GH, Waites KB and Grouse DT (1994) Mycoplasmal infections. In Remington JS and Kline JO (eds) Infectious Diseases of the Fetus ami Newborn Infant, pp 619-655. Philadelphia, PA: WB Saunders.

Cole BC, Knudtson KI., Oliphant A et al ( 1996; The sequence of the mycoplasma arthritidis superantigen MAM: identification of functional domains and comparison with microbial superantigens and plant lectin mitogens. Journal of Experimental Medicine 183: 1105-1110.

Frisch M, Gradehandt G and Mühlradt PF (1996) Mycoplasma fermentans-derived lipid inhibits class II major histocompatibility complex expression without mediation by intcrlcukin-6, intcrleukin-10, tumor necrosis factor, transforming growth factor-ß, type I inter feron, prostaglandins or nitric oxide. F.uropean Journal of Immunology 26: 1050-1057.

Gylstorff I (ed) (1985) Infektionen durch Mycoplasmat-ales. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke.

Hauth JC, Goldenberg RL, Andrews WW, DuBard MB and Copper RL (1995) Reduced incidence of preterm delivery with metronidazole and erythromycin in women with bacterial vaginosis. New England Journal of Medicine 3343: 1732-1736.

Maniloff J, McElhaney RN, Finch LR and Baseman JB (eds) (1992) Mycoplasmas. Molecular Biology and Pathogenesis. Washington, DC: American Scoiety for Microbiology.

Marshall AJ, Miles RJ and Richards L (1995) The phagocytosis of mycoplasmas, lournal of Medical Microbiology 43: 239-250.

Mühlradt PF, Kieß M, Meyer H, Süßmuth R and Jung G (1997) Isolation, structure elucidation, and synthesis of a macrophage stimulatory lipopeptide from Mycoplasma fermentans acting at pico molar concentration. Journal of Experimental Medicine 185: 1951-1958.

Razin S and Tully JG (eds) (1995) Molecular and Diagnostic Procedures in Mycoplasmology, vol 1: Molecular Characterization; vol 2: Diagnostic Procedures. San Diego, London: Academic Press.

Ruuth E and Praz F (1989) Interactions between mycoplasmas and the immune system. Immunological Reviews 112: 133-160.

Schaeverbeke T, Gilroy CB, Bebear C, Dehais J and Taylor-Robinson D (1996) Mycoplasma fermentans, but not M. penetrans, detected by PCR assays in syn ovium from patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other rheumatic disorders. Journal of Clinical Pathology 49: 824-828.

Taylor-Robinson D (1996) Infections due to species of mycoplasma and Ureaplasma: an update. Clinical Infectious Diseases 23: 671-684.

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