Purification of metacyclic trypomastigotes ofTrypanosoma cruzi andTrypanosoma dionisii from culture using an epimastigote-specific monoclonal antibody

Monoclonal antibodies which react with culture forms ofTrypanosoma dionisii andTrypanosoma cruzi were tested for their agglutination capacity. In these studies developmental stage specificity for the epimastigote form could be observed. This specificity meant it was possible to develop a quick and simple method to isolate cultured metacyclic trypomastigotes… CONTINUE READING