Merck

The scent of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis (Edinburgh, Scotland) (2008-02-26)
Mona Syhre, Stephen T Chambers
ABSTRACT

Worldwide, tuberculosis (TB) kills nearly 2 million people annually, yet rapid diagnosis still relies on a 100-year-old method of sputum staining for acid-fast bacilli. The advent of solid phase micro-extraction and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry makes it possible to systematically investigate whether volatile metabolites from organisms belonging to the genus Mycobacterium can be used as a rapid and highly selective alternative to the traditional diagnostic methods. We have identified four specific compounds (methyl phenylacetate, methyl p-anisate, methyl nicotinate and o-phenylanisole) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis cultures grown in vitro that are distinctive volatile markers. These compounds are detectable before the visual appearance of colonies, potentially useful as the basis of a non-invasive diagnostic test for TB and have characteristic odors.

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SPME fiber assortment kit 5, needle size 23 ga, for use with autosampler
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SPME fiber assortment kit 1, for use with autosampler, needle size 23 ga
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SPME fiber assortment kit 4, for use with autosampler, needle size 23 ga
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SPME fiber assortment kit 2, for use with autosampler, size 24 ga
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SPME fiber assortment kit 4, for use with manual holder, size 24 ga
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SPME fiber assortment kit 1, for use with manual holder, needle size 24 ga
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), needle size 24 ga, for use with autosampler
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SPME StableFlex fiber assortment kit, for use with manual holder
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), needle size 24 ga, StableFlex, for use with autosampler
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), needle size 24 ga, for use with manual holder
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SPME fiber assortment kit 2, for use with manual holder, needle size 24 ga
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SPME fiber assortment kit 4, for use with autosampler, size 24 ga
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), needle size 24 ga, StableFlex, for use with manual holder
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SPME fiber assortment kit 1, for use with autosampler, needle size 24 ga
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), fused silica fiber, df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), for use with manual holder, needle size 23 ga
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SPME StableFlex fiber assortment kit, for use with autosampler, needle size 24 ga
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), for use with autosampler, needle size 23 ga
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SPME StableFlex fiber assortment kit, needle size 23 ga, for use with autosampler
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SPME Fiber Assembly Polydimethylsiloxane/Divinylbenzene (PDMS/DVB), df 65 μm (PDMS/DVB), needle size 23 ga, PDMS/DVB StableFlex, for use with autosampler
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SPME fiber assortment kit 2, for use with autosampler, needle size 23 ga
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