Isolation of a group-specific polysaccharide from tissues infected with Mycobacterium leprae.

Investigation of the immunologically active substance in Mycobacterium Zeprae has been hampered because of the unavail ability of pure cultures. However, this difficulty can now be circumvented in part by taking advantage of the identification of the group-specific antigen, Polysaccharide I (PolyINb ), present in Nocardia and Mycobacteria ( I. 3 G. 8… (More)