Immunology of borreliosis in nonhuman primates
Nonhuman primates have been found susceptible to infection with borrelias which cause relapsing fever in man (2). Preliminary experiments showed that patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervets (African green monkeys, Cercopithecus aethiops) may serve as satisfactory models for the investigation of the immunologic features of infections with Borrelia turicatae 2 and B. hermsii, which are the two most frequently reported causative agents of human borreliosis in the United States.
KeywordsNonhuman Primate Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Patas Monkey Polypeptide Synthesis Post Mitochondrial Supernate
0.01M phosphate buffer pH 7.4 with 0.14M NaCl, 5 mM CaCl2 and 5 mM MgCl2
immunologically active cells
indirect hemagglutination test
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