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Extraction of skin test activity from Coccidioides immitis mycelia by water, perchloric acid, and aqueous phenol extraction.
Infection and Immunity
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S. Publication Status: ppublish
Water, perchloric acid extracts, and fractions of partially defatted whole mycelia of Coccidioides immitis contained delayed skin test activity when tested in C. immitis-infected guinea pits. Aqueous phenol extraction of these fractions resulted in partitioning of activity between aqueous-soluble and phenol-soluble fractions; activity was found to be water soluble after removal of phenol by extensive dialysis. Highest specific activity skin test antigen was invariably found in the phenol-soluble phase, water-soluble fraction. Material of equivalent activity could also be extracted directly from the defatted mycelia. Skin test active fractions contained glucose, mannose, 3-O-methylmannose, glucosamine, and amino acids.
Animals, Antigens, Fungal/analysis, Antigens, Fungal/isolation & purification, Coccidioides/immunology, Glucosamine/analysis, Glucose/analysis, Guinea Pigs, Mannose/analysis, Perchloric Acid, Phenols, Skin Tests, Solubility, Water
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