Attachment to erythrocytes of uniform salt forms of lipopolysaccharides from Salmonella abortus-equi and its inhibition by various animal sera.


Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) readily attach to erythrocyte membranes in vitro, resulting in hemagglutination in the presence of the homologous bacterial antibodies. The attachment of LPS to red blood cells can be prevented by certain, but not all, animal sera. In this study, the attachment of uniform salt forms of LPS from Salmonella abortus-equi to… (More)