Experientia

, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 1227–1228 | Cite as

Superiority of human complement for assaying bacterial lipopolysaccharides by their anticomplementary activity

  • J. N. Saddler
  • A. C. Wardlaw
Article

Summary

In assaying bacterial lipopolysaccharides (LPS) for anticomplementary activity, human complement (C) allowed detection of approximately 200 times smaller amounts of LPS than guinea-pig C. Pig C was slightly inferior to human.

Keywords

Bacterial Lipopolysaccharide Human Complement Anticomplementary Activity 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. N. Saddler
    • 1
  • A. C. Wardlaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology DepartmentUniversity of GlasgowGlasgow(Scotland)

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