Journal article

TAENIA-TAENIAEFORMIS - IMMUNOPRECIPITATION ANALYSIS OF THE PROTEIN ANTIGENS OF ONCOSPHERES AND LARVAE

DDL BOWTELL, GF MITCHELL, RF ANDERS, MW LIGHTOWLERS, MD RICKARD

EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC JNL-COMP SUBSCRIPTIONS | Published : 1983

Abstract

Biosynthetically or exogenously labeled proteins and immunoprecipitated protein antigens of established 28-day-old larvae of Taenia taeniaeformis were compared with proteins and antigens of infective oncospheres using single and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis. Immunoprecipitation was carried out using sera from infected mice and mouse antisera raised to larvae or oncospheres, and emphasis was placed on identifying antigens common to both oncospheres and larvae. Two major larval antigens of Mr 40,000 and 200,000, designated Tt40 and Tt200, are common to somatic larval preparations and oncospheres. Additionally, two major oncosphere antigens of Mr 55,000 and 60,000, designated Tt55 and Tt..

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