Variable expression and geographic distribution of Mycoplasma agalactiae surface epitopes demonstrated with monoclonal antibodies.

@article{Bergonier1996VariableEA,
  title={Variable expression and geographic distribution of Mycoplasma agalactiae surface epitopes demonstrated with monoclonal antibodies.},
  author={Dominique Bergonier and Filippo De Simone and Paola Russo and Michel Solsona and Marie Lambert and François Poumarat},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1996},
  volume={143 2-3},
  pages={
          159-65
        }
}
Species-specific monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) were developed against Mycoplasma agalactiae reference strain PG2 and French isolate P89 to study the in vitro expression of surface epitopes and to probe the antigenic profiles of 245 field isolates originating from 10 different countries. Colony immunostaining with MAbs on clonal lineage showed that 4 out of 9 species-specific epitopes exhibited a high rate of variation, demonstrating that M. agalactiae possesses a capacity for phenotypic… CONTINUE READING

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