Isoelectric Focusing Patterns of Staphylococcal Exfoliative Toxin
ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH INST OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FORT DETRICK MD
Pagination or Media Count:
Multiple components in two antigenic variants of staphylococcal exfoliative toxin were demonstrated by isoelectric focusing in polyacrylamide gel. The main components had an isoionic point of pH 7.0 while other components ranged from pI 4.5 to pI 8.5. Each individual component was shown to possess full biologic and serologic activity after focusing. Isoelectric focusing in the presence of 8 M urea also showed microheterogeneity in exfoliative toxin preparations. The various components appear to be reversible conformers, possibly raised by exposure to the pH gradient of the ampholines.