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A protein antigen of Mycobacterium leprae is related to a family of small heat shock proteins.

Authors
  • A H Nerland
  • A S Mustafa
  • D Sweetser
  • T Godal
  • R A Young
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1988
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine
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Abstract

The gene encoding an immunologically important 18-kilodalton protein antigen of Mycobacterium leprae has been sequenced, and the amino acid sequence of the antigen has been deduced. The 18-kilodalton antigen is strikingly similar in size and sequence to a family of eucaryotic heat shock proteins.

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