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Taenia solium:Host serum proteins on the cysticercus surface identified by an ultrastructural immunoenzyme technique

Authors
Journal
Experimental Parasitology
0014-4894
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
43
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0014-4894(77)90046-7
Keywords
  • Taenia Soliumcysticercus (=Cysticercus Cellulosae)
  • Cestode
  • Immunoenzyme
  • Pig Host Serum Proteins
  • Ultrastructure
Disciplines
  • Biology

Abstract

Abstract Immunoglobulin and other serum proteins of the pig host were found in Taenia solium cysticercus antigen extracts by immunodiffusion and immuno-electrophoresis. By the immunoenzyme technique using peroxidase coupled to antibody, it was shown with electron microscopy that the microvilli on the surface of the bladder wall bind appreciable amounts of pig serum globulin. Ultrastructural analysis also demonstrated that whole larvae showed large areas in which the microvilli were lost, leaving an intact basement membrane which also has host serum proteins attached to it.

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