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The Alpha , Beta and Gamma Antigens of Clostridium histolyticum ( Weinberg & Sbguin , 1916 ) BY

@inproceedings{C2008TheA,
  title={The Alpha , Beta and Gamma Antigens of Clostridium histolyticum ( Weinberg \& Sbguin , 1916 ) BY},
  author={C. and Ľ. and and},
  year={2008}
}
Three antigenic components (a, 1, y ) are present in toxic culturefiltrstes of Cb&*diNm hidolytimrn. Of these a is the lethal and necrotiziq toxin, @ is a c o l h g e ~ , and y is a cysteine-activated proteinase which attacks altered collagen (e.g. hide-powder or azocoll) but not native collagen. The /3 and y-enzymes both attack gelatin. By methods based on the properties of these antigens, CI. histolyticum antisera am be tested for the corresponding antibodies. 
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