Monoclonal antibody recognizing a species-specific protein from Streptococcus pneumoniae.


Monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against a nonencapsulated strain (R36A) of Streptococcus pneumoniae were produced to aid in a search for antigens common to this species. By Western immunoblot analysis, a species-specific 37-kilodalton (kDa) protein was found in lysates of 24 different encapsulated strains of S. pneumoniae. Monoclonal antibodies against the 37… (More)


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