Studies on culex pipiens molestus in israel: 3. immune reactions in laboratory animals to extracts from the mosquito

D. Gold, J. Lengy

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Abstract

Rabbits and guinea pigs were successfully immunized to whole extracts of male and female mosquitoes (Culex pipiens molestus) and their sera were tested by the following methods: Hemagglutination, Inhibition of Hemagglutination, Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis, Agar-gel Double Diffusion and Immunoelectrophoresis. Detectable antibody levels were revealed in the immune sera by all the enumerated tests. Results of agar-gel diffusion and immuno-electrophoresis indicated that there are at least 4 and possibly 6 antigenic fractions in common to the male and female mosquitoes, all of which elicit precipitating antibodies traceable to the IgG fraction in the sera of immunized animals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-579
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Archives of Allergy and Immunology
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1968

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