Experientia

, Volume 32, Issue 8, pp 1059–1061 | Cite as

Hemagglutination of neuraminidase-treated human erythrocytes byLeishmania enriettii infected guinea-pig sera

  • A. C. Ghose
Specialia Haematologica, Immunologica

Summary

Sera from guinea-pigs infected with the protozoan parasiteLeishmania enriettii showed higher hemagglutination (HA) titres for neuraminidase treated human erythrocytes than those of normal guinea-pig sera. This HA activity was associated mostly with the 19S fraction of the immune serum and could be absorbed out with an antigenic fraction of the parasite membrane. Antigenic determinants involved in this HA reaction consisted of, at least, β-d-galactosyl or lactosyl residues.

Keywords

Human Erythrocyte Antigenic Determinant Immune Serum Antigenic Fraction Lactosyl 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. Ghose
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  1. 1.Division of ParasitologySchool of Tropical MedicineCalcutta(India)

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