Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 80, Issue 5, pp 1347–1349 | Cite as

Characteristics of the specific antigen of burned skin

  • B. E. Movshev
Microbiology and Immunology
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Abstract

Antisera obtained by hyperimmunization of rabbits with preparations of high-molecular-weight proteins of burned and normal rat skin were tested in the agar diffusion test before and after exhaustion by normal skin and serum proteins. A single precipitation line was found in the composition of the specific test system on visual investigation. Increasing the sensitivity of the test by using microphotometry of stained preparations revealed the polycomponent nature of the system, in which, besides the specific antigen present in the highest titer, other antigen-antibody complexes are present. The specific antigen of burned skin has relatively weak immunogenic properties.

Key Words

burns specific antigen of burned skin immunogenicity 

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