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Two forms of glutathione S-aryltransferase were purified from rat liver. The only differences noted between the two forms were in the chromatographic and electrophoretic properties, which permitted the separation of the two species. The molecular weights of the enzyme and its subunits were estimated as about 50000 and 23000 respectively. The steady-state(More)
Serum responses to oral cholera vaccines were assessed in three paediatric vaccine trials, two in León, Nicaragua and one in Stockholm, Sweden. A calibrated anti-cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) IgA ELISA was used together with an assay for vibriocidal antibodies. Swedish children had lower pre-vaccination levels of antibody, but serum responses were more(More)
In vivo administration of pertussis toxin is often used to study the involvement of guanine nucleotide binding proteins in signal transduction. Especially when it is administered in the brain the effect is often poor. This could be due to the fact that pertussis toxin does not reach the area of interest. To evaluate the extent to which pertussis toxin is(More)
The development and duration of neutralizing antibodies (antitoxin) to pertussis toxin were studied in 38 patients with culture-verified infections due to Bordetella pertussis and one patient with infection due to Bordetella parapertussis. An in vitro neutralization test in microplate culture of Chinese hamster ovary cells was used. An antitoxin response(More)
Induction of immunity against antigens expressed on tumor cells might prevent or delay recurrence of the disease. Six patients operated on for colorectal carcinoma were immunized with human monoclonal anti-idiotypic antibodies (h-Ab2) against the mouse 17-1A anti-colon carcinoma antibody, mimicking a nominal antigen (GA733-2). All patients developed a(More)
Diagnosis of whooping cough by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that measures serum IgG, IgM, and IgA antibody to the fimbrial hemagglutinin of Bordetella pertussis was compared to isolation from nasopharyngeal swabs in a prospective study. Of 77 patients with upper respiratory tract infections of unknown etiology in which B. pertussis infection(More)
A microplate assay, based on the clustering effect induced by pertussis toxin (PT) in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, has been developed and standardized. Toxin titration is done directly in the culture microplate by twofold dilutions of 25 microliters of test material to which are added 10 000 freshly trypsinized cells in 200 microliters of culture(More)
Antibody responses in human sera against Bordetella pertussis during natural infection were investigated by a microplate enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) with a purified fimbrial haemagglutinin preparation as antigen. Significant rises of specific IgG, IgM and IgA were demonstrated in paired sera. A secondary type of antibody response was found in(More)