Effective protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis may be achieved in experimental animals by immunization with proteins secreted by tuberculous bacilli in the extracellular milieu during growth. III this study, monoclonal antibodies were raised against Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) culture filtrate proteins or live BCG, in an attempt to identify novel mycobacterial secretion antigens: the localization of the antigens recognized by the monoclonal antibodies within the mycobacterial cell was studied and interspecies reactivity was also investigated. The monoclonal antibodies obtained recognized proteins of molecular mass ranging from 5 to 82 kDa, with a prevailing frequency in the 30 kDa region. Three of the monoclonal antibodies recognized proteins present only in culture filtrates, one reacted with a cytoplasmic antigen, while the remaining antibodies recognized components which were mainly associated with the cell wall and the cytoplasmic membrane. The chemical nature and possible identity of the antigens was checked. Three monoclonal antibodies are likely to react with novel mycobacterial antigens of 5, 42 and 82 kDa, respectively.
|Autori:||Freer G; Florio W; Dalla Casa B; Castagna B; Maisetta G; Batoni G; Corsini V; Senesi S; Campa M|
|Titolo:||Characterization of antigens recognized by new monoclonal antibodies raised against culture filtrate proteins of Mycobacterium bovis bacillus Calmette-Guerin|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1574-695X.1998.tb01119.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|