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Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2004 Oct;1026:165-70.

Use of a monoclonal antibody against Babesia bovis merozoite surface antigen-2c for the development of a competitive ELISA test.

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Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Veterinarias y Agronómicas, Castelar, Argentina.

Abstract

Bovine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis is a disease that hampers the production of beef and dairy cattle in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. New diagnostic methods based on recombinant antigens constitute valuable biotechnological tools for the strategic control of this disease. We have developed a competitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay that includes a recombinant form of the merozoite surface antigen-2c and a novel monoclonal antibody against it. Preliminary results showed that this test is able to identify specific antibodies against B. bovis from experimentally and naturally infected cattle.

PMID:
15604488
DOI:
10.1196/annals.1307.025
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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