Production of Monoclonal Antibodies for the Identification of a Strain of Trypanosoma cruzi

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  • Departamento de Immunologia, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Immunologia, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mouse monoclonal antibodies (MAb) were produced against antigen from epimastigote forms of the Montalvania 17 strain of Trypanosoma cruzi. Several T. cruzi-specific MAb ware obtained, some of which were capable of discriminating between different T. cruzi strains.

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