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Differences in antigen expression within and between 10 isolates of Giardia duodenalis

Hopkins, R., Thompson, R.C.A., Hobbs, R.P., Lymbery, A.J., Villa, N. and Smithyman, T.M. (1993) Differences in antigen expression within and between 10 isolates of Giardia duodenalis. Acta Tropica, 54 (2). pp. 117-124.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0001-706X(93)90057-I
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Abstract

In this study indirect immunofluorescence was performed on both live and fixed trophozoites to determine the level of variability in surface antigen expression between 14 Giardia duodenalis isolates, using a monoclonal antibody raised against the Portland I isolate (ATCC No. 30888). Subsets of antigen positive cells were detected in 13 isolates ranging in number from <1% to 50% of the total population. The differences in antigen expression between 10 uncloned isolates did not correlate with genetic differences determined using isoenzyme analysis. Examination of four clones of the Portland I isolate showed that all of the progeny expressed surface antigen at significantly different levels to the parent.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary Studies
Publisher: Elsevier BV
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/2323
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