Mycopathologia

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 7–10 | Cite as

Antigenic characterization of Microsporum canis, M. distortum, M. equinum, M. ferrugineum and Trichophyton soudanense cultures

  • Luciano Polonelli
  • Giulia Morace
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Abstract

The authors investigated the antigenic properties of a group of closely related dermatophytes whose components may be morphologically confused with one another: Microsporum canis, M. distortum, M. equinum, M. ferrugineum and Trichophyton soudanense. By using reference antigens and adsorbed monospecific antisera, it was possible to serologically distinguish the reference strains by the exoantigen technique. Their common and specific antigenic determinants were visualized by cross-immunoelectrophoresis tests with intermediate gel.

Keywords

Reference Strain Canis Antigenic Determinant Specific Antigenic Determinant Antigenic Property 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luciano Polonelli
    • 1
  • Giulia Morace
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Microbiologia, Facolta' di Medicina e Chirurgia ‘A. Gemelli’Universita' Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomaItaly

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