Novel antigens of oral actinomyces species prepared from a cell wall enzyme lysate

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  • Purified cell walls of Actinomyces viscosus and Actinomyces naeslundii were solubilized by the enzymatic action of M1 N-acetylmuramidase. Soluble cell wall carbohydrate antigens were purified by column chromatography. A purified antigen preparation (fraction C) from A. viscosus ATCC 19246 was found to contain deoxyhexoses (rhamnose and 6-deoxytalose), hexosse (galactose, glucose and mannose), and a peptidoglycan component. This preparation gave a single precipitin band against antiserum to homologous whole cells. Similar antigen preparations were purified from M1 enzyme lysate of A, viscosus SK4 and A. naeslundii ATCC 12104 cell walls. © 1982, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee. All rights reserved.
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  • Hamada S; Okahashi N; Koga T; Kimura S; Imanishi H; Kawata S; Michalek SM; McGHEE JR
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  • 171
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  • 181
  • Volume

  • 35
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  • 4