H Ungar-Waron

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The use of the ELISA method for the detection of antibodies to B. besnoiti in cattle is described and compared to the IFAT technique. One hundred and twenty-one sera were examined, of which 61 were sera of calves experimentally infected with B. besnoiti, 52 sera from field animals and eight were sera with high titres of antibodies to other parasites. The(More)
Soluble antigens from Besnoitia besnoiti cell culture-grown endozoites, obtained either by hypotonic lysis or by freeze-thawing and ultrasonication (FTS) of the organisms, were detected by the agar gel immunodiffusion method. Each antigenic preparation yielded 1-4 precipitin lines when reacted with the corresponding rabbit hyperimmune serum, while no(More)
Soluble antigens from culture-grown Besnoitia besnoiti endozoites were identified following their partial purification by affinity chromatography. A specific eluate obtained after affinity chromatography on a column to which antibodies from serum of a naturally infected cow were bound exhibited seven polypeptide bands on sodium dodecylsulfate polyacrylamide(More)
Specific precipitable antibodies of both IgG and IgM classes were detected in sera of cattle naturally infected with B. besnoiti. The amount of specific antibodies of the IgG class precipitated by soluble antigen was in the range of 17-50 micrograms/ml serum while that of the IgM class ranged between 5 and 24 micrograms/ml serum. Specific antibodies(More)
The feline leukemia virus (FeLV) frequently causes death by predisposing the host to acute infections by other pathogens rather than by inducing leukemia. In a previous study, cats infected with FeLV were found to have prolonged homograft rejection responses but there was no evidence that the humoral immune response was impaired. In the present study, the(More)
In this study an attempt was made to elucidate cellular response cytokine expression upon experimental bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infection in cattle. Progression of infection was monitored by BLV gp51 mRNA expression or DNA amplification by RT-PCR or PCR, respectively, to detect provirus infected cells. Antibodies to BLV were detected by an agar gel(More)