Hydatidosis in Belgium: analysis of larval Echinococcus granulosus by SDS-PAGE and western blotting.

Echinococcosis/hydatidosis is characterized by the existence of various strains of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. In order to study the degree of variability in Belgium, protoscoleces (PS) were isolated from infected intermediate hosts (horse, cattle, pig, goat and man). Homogenate supernatants of these PS were compared by SDS-polyacrylamide gel… CONTINUE READING