Journal article

IDENTIFICATION OF PROTEIN-COMPONENTS OF ECHINOCOCCUS-GRANULOSUS PROTOSCOLEX ANTIGENS FOR SPECIFIC SERODIAGNOSIS OF ECHINOCOCCUS-GRANULOSUS INFECTION IN DOGS

RB GASSER, MW LIGHTOWLERS, MD RICKARD

PARASITE IMMUNOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1989

Abstract

Proteins of Echinococcus granulosus protoscolex excretory/secretory or deoxycholate solubilized somatic antigens were radiolabelled with 125I and immunoprecipitated with sera from dogs naturally or experimentally infected with E. granulosus and various control dog sera. Analysis of immunoprecipitates was performed using one- and two-dimensional gel electrophoresis to identify antigenic protein components specific for E. granulosus. Using both electrophoretic techniques, a basic component of Mr 27,000 and an acidic component of Mr 94,000 were defined in both excretory/secretory and somatic protoscolex antigens, and were specifically identified by 95% and 62% of 21 sera from E. granulosus-infe..

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