Detection of lytic antimycobacterial antibodies by immune lysis of liposomes sensitized to tuberculin.

Two procedures were used in order to incorporate purified protein derivative tuberculin (PPD) from M. tuberculosis, strain H37Rv, into calcein-containing liposomes: formation of multilamellar vesicles (MLV) in a PPD solution or exposure of preformed MLV to this solution. Immune lysis of these PPD-sensitized MLV was studied in the presence of a hyperimmune… CONTINUE READING