, Volume 82, Issue 1, pp 90-91

Glycoprotein A is the immunodominant antigen of pneumocystis carinii in mice following immunization

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Abstract

A rapid and simple dual enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was developed to quantitate the relative frequency of monoclonal antibodies produced against Pneumocystis carinii glycoprotein A (gpA) or other antigens of P. carinii after immunization with whole organisms. In BALB/cj mice, P. carinii gpA was clearly the immunodominant antigen, with a quarter of all hybridomas secreting antibody directed against this molecule.