1921
Volume 59, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Protozoan cysts were isolated according to a two-step sucrose gradient procedure. Pure cysts of Entamoeba histolytica, in fixed and native states, were injected into BALB/c mice intraperitoneally for immunization. The spleens of these animals were used for fusion with AG8 mouse myeloma cells. Hybridomas were obtained and tested for the recognition of E. histolytica, E. dispar, E. coli, E. hartmanni, Endolimax nana, Jodamoeba biitschlii, and Giardia lamblia. Three monoclonal antibodies were identified that reacted only with cysts and trophozoites of E. histolytica. These can be used for differentiation and identification of E. histolytica in feces.

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1998-09-01
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