L-forms: Current Research

Markova N.*, Slavchev G., Michailova L . Unique biological properties of Mycobacterium
tuberculosis L-form variants: impact for survival under stress. International Microbiology. 2012, 15:61-68. DOI: 10.2436/20.1501.01.159 ISSN: 1139-6709 http://revistes.iec.cat/index.php/IM/article/viewFile/63836/63767

Markova N. Cell Wall Deficiency in Mycobacteria: Latency and Persistence.   Understanding Tuberculosis - Deciphering the Secret Life of the Bacilli, edited by Pere-Joan Cardona , InTech, 2012, pp. 193-216, ISBN 978-953-307-946-2.

Markova N.*, Slavchev G., Michailova L . Filterable forms and L-forms of Mycobacterium bovis BCG: impact for live vaccine features. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. 2012, 8 (6): 759 - 764.

Markova N.*, Slavchev G., Michailova L., Jourdanova M. Survival of Escherichia coli under lethal heat stress by L-form conversion. Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2010; 6:303-315. http://www.biolsci.org/v06p0303.htm ISSN 1916-968X (Online)

Markova N.* Hidden face of tuberculosis. Bioscience Hypothesis. 2009, 2 (2):441-442. ISSN: 1756-2392.

Markova N.*, Michailova L., Kussovski V., Jourdanova M. Formation of Persisting Cell Wall Deficient Forms of Mycobacterium bovis BCG
during interaction with peritoneal macrophages in guinea pigs. Electronic Journal of Biology, 2008, Vol. 4(1): 1-10 ISSI 1860-312216. http://www.ejbio.com/pps/2008/1.pdf

Markova N.*, Michailova L., Jourdanova M., Kussovski V., Valcheva V., Mokrousov I., T Radoucheva T. Exhibition of persistent and drug-tolerant L-form habit of Mycobacterium tuberculosis during infection in rats. Central European Journal of Biology, 2008, 3(4) : 407–416. ISSN 1895-104X

Markova, N.*, Haydoushka, I., Michailova, L., Ivanova, R., Valcheva, V., Jourdanova, M., Popova, T., Radoucheva , T. Cell wall deficiency and its effect on methicillin heteroresitance in Staphylococcus aureus. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2008 Mar;31(3):255-60. ISSN 0924-8579

Michailova, L, Kussovski, V., Radoucheva, T., Jourdanova, M., Markova, N*. Persistence of Staphylococcus aureus L-forms during experimental lung infection in rats. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 2007,268:88-97 ISSN 0378-1097

Michailova L.,Kussovski v., Radoucheva T., Jordanova M., Berger W., Rinder H., Markova N*. Morphological variability and cell-wall deficiency in M. tuberculosis ‘heteroresistant’ stains. Int. J. Tuberc. Lung. Dis. 2005, 9:907-914. ISSN 1027-3719

Michailova, L, N.Markova, T Radoucheva, S.Stoitsova, V.Kussovski, M.Jordanova. Atypical behaviour and survival of Steptococcus pyogenes L-forms during intraperitoneal infection in rats. FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology, 2000, 28:55-65.

Michailova, L., Stoitsova, S. Markova, N., T. Radoucheva, T., Kussovski, V., Jordanova, M., Dimova I.Interaction of alveolar macrophages with Staphylococcus aureus and induction of microbial L-forms during infection in rats. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 2000, 290:259-267.

Markova N., L. Mihailova L, Vesselinova, A., Kussovski,V., Radoucheva, T., Nikolova, S., Paskaleva I. Cell wall deficient forms (L-forms) of Listeria monocytogenes in experimentally infected rats. Zbl. Bakt.1997, 286: 46-55.

Ivanova, E., L.Michailova, L., Stefanova, Z., Neychev, H., Radoevska,S.,Gumpert,J. Effect of Escherichia coli L-form cytoplasmic membranes on the interaction between macrophages and Lewis lung carcinoma cells: scanning electron
microscopy. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol . 1997, 17(1):27-36.

Mihailova, L., Markova, N., Radoucheva, T., Veljanov, D., Radoevska, S. Cell interaction of Listeria monocytogenes L-forms and peritoneal exudative cells in rats. Can. J. Microbiol. 1993, 39:1014-1021.