Ann L Bartlett

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Serological methods are playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and epidemiological assessment of diseases. Simple, inexpensive methods for large-scale application are urgently needed. The enzyme immunoassay methods developed recently and reviewed here hold great promise for application in a wide variety of conditions. Under laboratory(More)
AIM OF STUDY This study screened for anthelmintic and/or antitumour bioactive compounds from Thai indigenous plants and evaluated effectiveness against three different worm species and two cancer cell lines. MATERIALS AND METHODS Methylene chloride and methanol extracts of 32 plant species were screened for in vitro anthelmintic activity against three(More)
A microscale immunosorbent assay (E.L.I.S.A.) for the measurement of antibody in Chagas' disease (American trypanosomiasis) is described. The test was assessed on plasma samples from people living in Bahia, Brazil. 98% of the individuals with positive Trypanosoma cruzi immunofluorescent-antibody (I.F.A.) tests gave E.L.I.S.A. reading considered as positive.(More)
Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) IgM were measured in 182 patients at various stages of Gambian sleeping sickness and correlated with antibody levels measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Each of these tests in serum gave a 30% false negative result, but when both were used this fell to 12%. Measurements of IgM in CSF were raised in 87%(More)
Microplate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for viral diseases were investigated with special reference to rubella. Standardization of the carrier plates, antigens, conjugates, and substrate was found to be essential. The ELISA results were compared with results of hemagglutination-inhibition tests for rubella, and ELISA was used in an(More)
Extensive studies of the use of the ELISA test for the detection of antibodies in Schistosoma mansoni infections are described. A method has been evolved for the determination of the optimum value for the reference serum endpoint. In chimpanzees infected with S. mansoni a crude egg antigen detected antibodies earlier in the infection than did a worm antigen(More)
Antibody responses were measured in a volunteer infected four times with Necator americanus over a 27-month period. The main source of antigen was culture fluid in which living adult N. americanus had been maintained for several days. Antibodies to worm acetylcholinesterase and IgE antibodies were detected only with this material, but antibodies were(More)