Antigenic characterization of rat louse Polyplax spinulosa

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1990
Authors:P. Volf, Grubhoffer, L., Matha, V.
Journal:Folia Parasitologica (Praha)
Pagination:275 - 278
Date Published:1990
ISBN Number:0015-5683
Keywords:animals, Antigens/chemistry/immunology, Chromatography, electrophoresis, Immunoblotting, Lice Infestations/immunology, Lice/immunology, Molecular Weight, protein, rat

Number and relative molecular weights of proteins in whole body homogenates of the louse, Polyplax spinulosa were determined using SDS-PAGE. 13 protein components from the total of 28 bands were defined as Con A binding glycoproteins. In immunoblotting sera of lice infested laboratory rats of BN strain specifically recognized 3 major protein components with r.m.w. of 77,000, 105,000 and 230,000 Da and from 6 to 8 minor protein components with r.m.w. of 31,000-180,000 Da.

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