Specific identification of Salmonella serogroup E antigen O3 by immunofluorescence and coagglutination with antiserum elicited by a synthetic trisaccharide-bovine serum albumin glycoconjugate.

Antiserum specific for Salmonella O3 antigen was raised by immunization of rabbits with an artificial glycoconjugate consisting of the synthetic trisaccharide beta-D- Manp (1----4)-alpha-L- Rhap (1----3)-alpha-D-Galp covalently linked to bovine serum albumin (beta- MRG -BSA). Enzyme immunoassays showed that only lipopolysaccharides extracted from Salmonella… CONTINUE READING