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A new heterophile antigen: man distinguished from higher apes and other mammals.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Tissue antigens
Publication Date
Volume
11
Issue
3
Pages
265–272
Identifiers
PMID: 418523
Source
Medline

Abstract

Human cell membranes acquired an antigenic substance from the bovine serum in culture medium. The antigen was named the heterologous membrane antigen (HM Ag). Cross-reactive antigen was found in sera of all mammals tested, except for man. The distribution of the HM Ag serologically distinguished man from other mammals.

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