Hippurate and group B streptococcus

Jean Noël Joffin jnjoffin at jussieu.fr
Sun May 19 12:37:40 EST 1996

Hippurate = amid of benzoic acid and glycocolle
I think this product is in normal urin.
the microbiologic test is included in API strips.
The reactif for testing in ninhydrin which react with ten aminoacid glycocolle.

Good sleeping !
from jnjoffin at jussieu.fr 

In article (Dans l'article) <4nmfu4$csl at golden.ncw.net>, Mark Bossert
<bossertm at televar.com> wrote (écrivait) :

> It's saturday night and I can't sleep.
> I'm going over my notes for medical microbiology, and I've noticed that 
> one of the tests for distinguishing group B from others is the test for 
> the presence of hippurate. I am loving it.
> But, my courious mind asks, WHAT IS HIPPURATE? (that's not me screaming 
> at you, that's me screaming at me)
> I have looked through my med micro book, my med micro lab book, my 
> micro book, my four biochem books, my cell bio book, my histology book, 
> and every other book I own except those dusty trig books and NO 
> I'm going to go postal!!
> Now I know that I'll pass the test if I just cough up the name hippurate 
> when my prof asks what are the ways you can distinguish between strep 
> groups, but I'd like to know more, and it's saturday night, and 
> everything but this white screen is closed till monday, and I need to get 
> some sleep before monday, and it's not fair to my wife if I am dreaming 
> of hippurate instead of her.
> Please have pitty :(
> Thanks -Mark

Jean Noël JOFFIN
French teacher (Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology, Informatique)
President of UPBM, association of teachers (technical Biotechnology)
Not very good for english useŠ
jnjoffin at jussieu.fr

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