THE IMMUNOCHEMISTRY OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS MUCOPEPTIDE: I. Antigenic specificity of the peptide subunits

Svein Helgeland, Arne Grov, Karl H. Schleifer

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Abstract

Antigenic determinants of Staphylococcus aureus mucopeptide and corresponding antibodies in rabbit antiserum have been studied, using synthetic peptides in inhibition of indirect haemagglutination and immunoadsorbent techniques. Results are presented to show that at least 3 determinants are present in the peptide subunits. The pentapeptide L‐Ala‐γ‐D‐Glu‐L‐Lys‐D‐Ala‐D‐Ala exhibits 2 determinants, one of which is located to the C‐terminal D‐Ala‐D‐Ala, and the penta‐glycine bridge one determinant. 1973 Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
JournalActa Pathologica Microbiologica Scandinavica Section B Microbiology and Immunology
Volume81 B
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1973
Externally publishedYes

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