Excretory-secretory antigens from adult Nematospiroides dubius

F. G. Monroy, J. H. Adams, I. J. East, C. Dobson

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Adult Nematospiroides dubius excretory-secretory (ES) products were collected from worms cultured in vitro, radiolabelled and separated by sodium dodecyl polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The components were characterized and assessed for molecular weight (MW) after autoradiography and gel staining, for antigenicity in immunoblots, for sensitivity to protease enzymes, and for carbohydrate contents. ES contained at least 18 denatured components from MW < 20000 to 200000. At least one of the surface proteins of adults was found with the ES antigens recovered when adults were cultured in vitro. Molecules with MW 200000, 78000 and 60000 were glycoproteins and reacted with immune mouse serum in Western blots. The dominant ES=, MW 60000 component stained with periodic acid-Schiff (PAS), bound lectins with affinity for D-mannose, and was resistant to peptic and tryptic but not V8 protease digestion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-120
Number of pages6
JournalImmunology and Cell Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Cell Biology


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