Mouse strain specific idiotypy and interstrain idiotypic cross reactions

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  • Genetic studies with the crosses and backcrosses of SWR/J and A/J mice indicate that the idiotypic determinants of Group A streptococcal antibodies segregate in a Mendelian fashion. The idiotypic reactions were inhibited with phenyl β N acetyl glucosaminide which contains immunodominant determinants of the Group A carbohydrate. Some of the absorbed idiotypic antisera to SWR/J and A/J Group A antibodies failed to detect strain specific idiotypic determinants. Such anti idiotypic sera exhibited interstrain idiotypic cross reactions with the Group A antibodies from a number of different mouse strains. These idiotypic cross reactions were also inhibited by phenyl β N acetyl glucosaminide, a finding which suggests that these interstrain idiotypic cross reactions are dependent at least in part on site associated determinants.
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  • Briles DE; Krause RM
  • Start Page

  • 522
  • End Page

  • 530
  • Volume

  • 113
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  • 2