An association between schistosomes and contrapsin, a mouse serine protease inhibitor (serpin) Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • SUMMARYAn antigen in homogenates of adultSchistosoma mansoniworms grown in mice, and immunoprecipitated by polyspecific rabbit antiserum, has been identified as contrapsin, a mouse serine protease inhibitor (serpin). In the serum of some mice infected withS. mansonicontrapsin was found with altered immunoelectrophoretic characteristics when compared with contrapsin from uninfected mice.

publication date

  • February 1988