Echinococcus multilocularis: the non-specific binding of different species of immunoglobulins to alveolar hydatid cysts grown in vivo and in vitro.

@article{Alkarmi1988EchinococcusMT,
  title={Echinococcus multilocularis: the non-specific binding of different species of immunoglobulins to alveolar hydatid cysts grown in vivo and in vitro.},
  author={T O Alkarmi and Z Alshakarchi and Kazem Behbehani},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={1988},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={443-57}
}
Alveolar hydatid cysts (AHC) were isolated from C57BL/6J and BALB/c mice at 8 and 12 weeks post-infection from subcutaneous and intraperitoneal foci and cultured in vitro. Freshly isolated as well as in vitro-grown cysts were incubated with Fc or F(ab')2 fragments of human, rabbit, mouse, goat or sheep immunoglobulins, then washed and incubated with a fluorescein-conjugated rabbit or goat F(ab')2 fraction of antisera to each of the above primary sera. Significant fluorescence on the surface of… CONTINUE READING