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 adult Schistosoma mansoni worms 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 with S. mansoni contrapsin was found with altered immunoelectrophoretic characteristics when compared with contrapsin from uninfected mice.

publication date

  • February 1988