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Isr J Med Sci. 1987 May;23(5):453-7.

Molecular characterization of Mycoplasma genitalium species-specific and cross-reactive determinants: identification of an immunodominant protein of M. genitalium.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio 78284.

Abstract

Species-specific proteins of Mycoplasma genitalium as well as proteins cross-reactive with M. pneumoniae have been identified using monoclonal antibodies generated against these mycoplasmas in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and Western blot analyses. Specificity of the antibodies was examined using M. hominis, M. orale M. salivarium and Acholeplasma laidlawii. A 140-kDa (kilodalton) protein of M. genitalium that appeared to be immunodominant in mice was also shown by radioimmunoprecipitation to be immunodominant in experimentally infected chimpanzees.

PMID:
2444561
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