Anaphylaxis was induced in the lizard,Calotes versicolor by egg albumen. The symptoms were similar to those found in other species. The maximum mortality occured 14 days after sensitization and the reaction was specific. Splenectomy before sensitization abrogated the manifestations of anaphylaxis.
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Grateful to the Madurai University for the award of studentship during the tenure of the work.
This work was supported in part by a PL-480 (NIH) research grant, No. 01-077.
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Jayaraman, S., Muthukkaruppan, V. Manifestation of anaphylaxis to egg albumen in the lizard,Calotes versicolor. Experientia 31, 1468–1469 (1975). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01923246
- Maximum Mortality
- Calotes Versicolor