Accession Number:

ADA001810

Title:

Trypanosoma lewisi: An in vitro Model System for the Study of the Effects of Humoral Factors on Growing Parasitic Protozoa.

Descriptive Note:

Final progress rept. Jul 72-Jun 74,

Corporate Author:

INDIANA STATE UNIV TERRE HAUTE DEPT OF LIFE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The objectives of the investigation were to 1 characterize the antigenic components and immunologic relationships between trypanosomes of the subgenera Herpetosoma and Schizotrypanum, 2 describe antibody responses to the parasites, 3 determine the effects of homologous and heterologous antisera on the growth of the trypanosomes in vitro and 4 ascertain whether immunization with live parasites, somatic antigens and exoantigens elicits a functional immunity to Trypanosoma cruzi infection.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE