Journal article

DIFFERENCES IN THE SURFACE RADIOIODINATED PROTEINS OF SKIN AND UTERINE MICROFILARIAE OF ONCHOCERCA-GIBSONI

KP FORSYTH, DB COPEMAN, GF MITCHELL

MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL PARASITOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1984

Abstract

Surface labeling studies using two populations of Onchocerca gibsoni microfilariae revealed important differences in major radioiodinated proteins. Small numbers of microfilariae harvested from the skin of cattle or the uteri of adult worms from skin nodules were purified, radioiodinated, solubilized and the proteins analysed by two dimensional gel electrophoresis and autoradiography. As reported previously, uterine microfilariae showed a complex profile of radioiodinated proteins, none of which appeared to be bovine albumin or immunoglobulin. In contrast, application of the same techniques to skin microfilariae demonstrated only one major labeled protein complex of approximate Mr 67 000. Th..

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