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Research Article

Detection of Mycolactone A/B in Mycobacterium ulcerans–Infected Human Tissue

  • Fred Stephen Sarfo,

    Affiliation: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana

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  • Richard O. Phillips,

    Affiliations: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana, School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

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  • Brian Rangers,

    Affiliation: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Engy A. Mahrous,

    Affiliation: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Richard E. Lee,

    Affiliation: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Edward Tarelli,

    Affiliation: St. George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Kingsley B. Asiedu,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Pamela L. Small,

    Affiliation: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Mark H. Wansbrough-Jones mail

    wansbrou@sgul.ac.uk

    Affiliation: St. George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 05, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000577

About the Authors

Fred Stephen Sarfo, Richard O. Phillips
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana
Richard O. Phillips
School of Medical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Brian Rangers, Engy A. Mahrous, Richard E. Lee, Pamela L. Small
University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Edward Tarelli, Mark H. Wansbrough-Jones
St. George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Kingsley B. Asiedu
World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: wansbrou@sgul.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FSS ROP PLCS MHWJ. Performed the experiments: FSS BR EAM REL ET PLCS. Analyzed the data: FSS ROP BR EAM REL ET PLCS MHWJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BR EAM REL ET KBA PLCS MHWJ. Wrote the paper: FSS ROP ET PLCS MHWJ.