Specific and cross-reactive antigens of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid.

@article{Shepherd1987SpecificAC,
  title={Specific and cross-reactive antigens of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid.},
  author={John C. W. Shepherd and Donald McManus},
  journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={143-54}
}
The parasite antigens of Echinococcus granulosus hydatid cyst fluid have been characterised using the techniques of radioiodination, immunoprecipitation, SDS-PAGE, and immunoblotting. Five major subunit antigens of the parasite have been identified of relative molecular mass (Mr) 12,000, 16,000, two at 20,000, and 38,000 when reduced. The 12 and 16 kDa molecules are specific to E. granulosus and are excreted/secreted by both U.K. strains of the parasite and all human isolates examined, although… CONTINUE READING