Studies on the antigenic structure of Trichinella spiralis larvae
Labzoffsky, N.A.; Kuitunen, E.; Morrissey, L.P.; Hamvas, J.J.
Canadian Journal of Microbiology 5: 395-403
ISSN/ISBN: 0008-4166 PMID: 14413257 DOI: 10.1139/m59-048
By means of physical and chemical procedures 7 antigenic fractions have been isolated from Trichinella epiralis larvae, as determined by complement-fixation. Some evidence is presented to indicate that at least some of the isolated fractions are antigenically distinct and that antibodies in Trichinella-infested rabbit develop at different times for different fractions. Importance of using a properly selected antigen in serodiagnosis of trichinosis is discussed.