Evaluation of Bithynia funiculata snail antigens by ELISA-serodiagnosis of human opisthorchiasis.

@article{Watthanakulpanich1997EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of Bithynia funiculata snail antigens by ELISA-serodiagnosis of human opisthorchiasis.},
  author={Dorn Watthanakulpanich and Jitra Waikagul and Malinee Thairungroj Anantaphruti and Paron Dekumyoy},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  year={1997},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={593-8}
}
Four batches of crude somatic antigens from: (1) Opisthorchis viverrini adult worms, (2) Bithynia funiculata-whole body, (3) B. funiculata-head-foot, and (4) B. funiculata-visceral mass were assayed against sera from 81 opisthorchiasis patients, 30 parasite-free healthy individuals, and 50 individuals infected with other helminthic infections, and their antibody levels determined. By IgG-ELISA, the antigenic reactive proteins were found in both the head-foot and the visceral mass of B… CONTINUE READING