Journal article

LOCALIZATION OF THE 2 MAJOR ALLERGENS IN RYE-GRASS POLLEN USING SPECIFIC MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES AND QUANTITATIVE-ANALYSIS OF IMMUNOGOLD LABELING

PE TAYLOR, IA STAFF, MB SINGH, RB KNOX

Journal of Molecular Histology | CHAPMAN HALL LTD | Published : 1994

Abstract

The intracellular localization of the two major allergens, Lol p I and Lol p IX, in rye-grass anthers was examined using monoclonal antibodies FMCA1 (specific for Lol p I) and FMCA7 (specific for Lol p IX) with immunocytochemical techniques and quantitative analysis. A newly developed anhydrous fixation technique in a mixture of glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde and 2,2-dimethoxypropane followed by embedding in LR Gold resin resulted in both improved infiltration of pollen grains compared with existing techniques and the localization of these water-soluble antigens in their original sites compared with diffusion artefacts following aqueous methods. After anhydrous fixation, Lol p I was predom..

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