Purification and partial characterization of a type-specific antigen of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi.

  title={Purification and partial characterization of a type-specific antigen of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi.},
  author={N. Ohashi and Atsuo Tamura and Masaya Ohta and Ken'ichiro Hayashi},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={57 5},
A type-specific antigen (54- to 56-kilodalton polypeptide) in the envelope of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi was purified from each of three prototype strains (Gilliam, Karp, and Kato) by a combination of mild anionic detergent treatment, gel filtration, and reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography. The purified antigens from the three strains were shown to have similar amino acid compositions: primarily aspartic acid, glutamic acid, and glycine, with lesser amounts of cysteine… CONTINUE READING


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