Immunocytochemical Studies of 'Schistosoma mansoni'.
Final rept. 1973-1976,
VANDERBILT UNIV NASHVILLE TN DEPT OF GENERAL BIOLOGY
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The localization of soluble, cercarial antigen preparation CAP and soluble egg antigen SEA were localized in cercariae and miracidia, respectively at the light and electron microscope levels using the unlabeled antibody method. In the cercaria, CAP was observed associated with the contents of the pre- and postacetabular glands and with the filamentous coat of mature cercariae. CAP components were also observed in the area surrounding the intrasporocyst cercariae. In the eggshell enclosed miracidia, SEA was observed in the contents of the apical and lateral penetration glands, in the epithelium, and in secretory products of possibly an escape gland in the organism. SEA components were also observed in the contents of the egg, between the miracidium and the external eggshell. Author