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Immunoblot analysis of specific antigen bands predictable forDirofilaria immitisinfection in cats

Authors
Journal
Veterinary Parasitology
0304-4017
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
131
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.vetpar.2005.05.007
Keywords
  • Cat
  • Diagnosis
  • Dirofilaria Immitis
  • Immunoblotting
  • Specific Protein Band
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Serial sera from four mongrel cats experimentally inoculated with infectious larvae of Dirofilaria immitis were analyzed by immunoblot patterns against a phosphate buffered saline-extract of D. immitis. Antigen-specific protein bands detected indicate that the low molecular weight bands of 36, 32, 22, 19 and 14 kDa, are predictable for positive adult worm infection, suggesting diagnostic usefulness for adult D. immitis infection in cats.

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