Volume 2, Issue 4 (April 2005)

    Recovery and Quantification of Mycobacterium Immunogenum DNA from Metalworking Fluids Using Dual-Labeled Probes

    (Received 7 October 2004; accepted 12 November 2004)

    Published Online: 2005

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Mycobacteria in metalworking fluids (MWF) are associated with hypersensitivity pneumonitis but are difficult to recover using culture. Quantitative PCR is a promising approach to quantify mycobacteria, but three challenges exist: mycobacterial cell lysis, high-yield DNA extraction, and removal of PCR inhibitors. We used Mycobacterium spp. primers to amplify polymorphic regions of 16S-rDNA flanked with highly conserved regions. A standard curve was constructed by cloning M. immunogenum amplification product. We developed single tube DNA extraction employing mixer mill cell disruption, enzymatic digestions (lysozyme, proteinase K) followed by a mechanical disruption, and column purification. MWF was spiked with M. immunogenum, and DNA was successfully extracted. Mycobacterial 16S-RNA genes were quantified by comparing PCR amplification detection (Cycle Threshold) from our samples with that obtained from the standard curve. Recovery and quantification of mycobacterial DNA from spiked samples approached 100 %. A rapid method for quantification of mycobacteria in MWF was demonstrated.


    Author Information:

    Veillette, M
    Research Assistant, Laval Hospital Research Center,

    Pagé, G
    Undergraduate Microbiology Student, Laval University,

    Thorne, PS
    Director, EHSRC, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

    Duchaine, C
    ProfessorMember of the GESER, Laval University,


    Stock #: JAI12840

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI12840

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    Title Recovery and Quantification of Mycobacterium Immunogenum DNA from Metalworking Fluids Using Dual-Labeled Probes
    Symposium Recovery of Mycobacteria, 2004-12-07
    Committee E34