Integration and expression of murine retrovirus-related sequences in schistosomes.


Antibodies against the retrovirus envelope glycoprotein (gp70) of mouse xenotropic retrovirus, BALB virus 2 (Bv2) reacted with the adult worms of Schistosoma japonicum and S. mansoni. This reaction was completely inhibited after adsorption of the antibodies with virions of retrovirus. The reactive schistosome antigen was located in the subtegumental layer… (More)


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