Ultrastructural localization of major hydatid fluid antigens in brood capsules and protoscoleces of Echinococcus granulosus of human origin

F. SÁNCHEZ, J. GARCIA, F. MARCH, N. CARDEÑOSA, P. COLL, C. MUÑOZ, C. AULADELL, G. PRATS

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Abstract

Monospecific rabbit antisera obtained through experimental immunization with previously purified proteins were used in the ultrastructural localization of two hydatid fluid antigens, in brood capsules and protoscoleces of Echinococcus granulosus of human origin. The antigen‐antibody reaction was revealed by a colloidal gold based method. Reaction was evident in the connective region of the germinal membrane and in the parenchyma of the protoscoleces. Both antigen 5 and antigen B were located in the interstitial material between the parenchymal cells and precisely associated with disorganized areas. The brood capsule wall and the brood capsule contents, the tegument of the protoscoleces, the parenchymal cells, the muscle cells, the calcareous corpuscles and the hooks did not contain antigen 5 or antigen B. Label was not observed in the lumen of the collecting ducts or in the flame cells, although antigen 5 was evident in the periluminal cytoplasm. The origin of the antigens and their release are discussed. Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-447
JournalParasite Immunology
Volume15
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • antigen 5
  • antigen B
  • antigen localization
  • colloidal gold‐based method
  • Echinococcus granulosus

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