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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2000 Dec;38(4):237-41.

A study on producing monoclonal antibody with one diagnostic marker screened electrophoretically from the urine of individuals infected with Schistosoma japonicum.

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Department of Parasitology, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029,People's Republic of China.


One diagnostic marker (a glycoprotein with 30kDa) from the urine of individuals infected with S. japonicum was screened with electrophoresis, and used as antigen to produce McAbs. Two lines of McAbs, named NP56 and NP54,were obtained. McAb NP56 was of better immunoreactivity and its immunoglobulin isotype was IgG(2b.) McAb NP56 could react with SEA (soluble egg antigen) and AWA (adult worm antigen) and express on miracidia in eggs of S. japonicum. When determined with NP56 as a probe in indirect ELISA, the sensitivity and specificity of positive urine samples (EPG median 69) was 50% and 80% in original urine samples, and 90% and 100% in concentrated urine samples, respectively. The results above indicated that with established means it is feasible to produce McAb with the diagnostic marker screened electrophoretically from the metabolic product of the individuals infected with this pathogen, and that McAb-NP56 is of potential value in the diagnosis of chronic cases and individuals with light infection with S. japonicum.

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