Pneumocystis carinii from pigs and humans are antigenically distinct

C.B.V. Christensen, O.P. Settnes, Vivi Bille-Hansen, Sven Erik Lind Jorsal, S.A. Henriksen, B. Lundgren

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    The antigens of Pneumocystis carinii cysts isolated from pigs and humans were compared by the Western immunoblotting technique. Convalescent pig serum reacted with two antigens (approximately 78 kDa and 32.5 kDa) of porcine P. carinii cysts, whereas convalescent serum from humans did not react with porcine P. carinii cyst antigens. The results indicate that porcine and human P. carinii cysts are antigenically distinct.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)431-433
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • Pneumocystis carinii
    • Western immunoblotting
    • antigens
    • pig


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