Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Serological Reactions of Glycolipids from Streptococcal L-Forms

By Susan Birnbaum Feinman, Benjamin Prescott and Roger M. Cole


Parent bacteria and L-forms of some streptococci of group A, group D, and Streptococcus MG share common antigens as shown by cross-reactivity in growth inhibition, complement fixation, and Ouchterlony tests. Cross-reactivity between these streptococci or their L-forms with a staphylococcal L-form, or Mycoplasma pneumoniae, was found only rarely and only in low-titer complement fixation tests. Removal of all three serological reactivities from positive antisera by addition of chloroform-methanol (7:3) extracts of the streptococci or their L-forms, and failure to remove activities by protein extracts, indicated the glycolipid nature of the cross-reacting antigenic determinants

Topics: Bacterial and Mycotic Infections
Year: 1973
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.