The protein profile and antigenic properties of lung-stage larvae of Ascaris lumbricoides and A. suum were studied using 2-dimensional electrophoresis and immunoblot analysis, respectively. The protein profiles of the 2 parasites were identical except for the presence of only 1 major protein spot specific for each. There was a complete cross-reactivity between the 2 parasites at the immunological level, and no specific antigen was recognized using specific antibody raised against the 2 parasites in rabbits.
Lung-Stage Protein Profile and Antigenic Relationship Between Ascaris lumbricoides and Ascaris suum
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Abebe Wossene, Naotoshi Tsuji, Harue Kasuga-Aoki, Takeharu Miyoshi, Takashi Isobe, Takeshi Arakawa, Yasunobu Matsumoto, Shinobu Yoshihara; Lung-Stage Protein Profile and Antigenic Relationship Between Ascaris lumbricoides and Ascaris suum. J Parasitol 1 August 2002; 88 (4): 826–828. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0826:LSPPAA]2.0.CO;2
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