Somatic antigens from third stage larvae of Dirofilaria immitis (SL3) were used to detect IgG response against heartworm infection in 8 experimentally infected cats. A moderate specific anti-SL3 IgG response was found one month post-infection. Afterwards, antibodies decreased reaching a basal level 4 months post-infection and remained at this level until the end of the study, 6 months post-infection. Western blot analysis showed specific recognition of polypeptides of 79, 73, 60, 52, 40 and 39 kDa by sera from infected cats I month post-infection, but not by sera taken prior to the infection. The low antigenicity of the SL3 antigen in the cat should allow the parasite to escape the host's immune response.

IgG response against infective larvae of Dirofilaria immitis in experimentally infected cats / Prieto, G; Mccall, Jw; Venco, L; Genchi, Marco; Simon, F; Genchi, C.. - In: VETERINARY RESEARCH. - ISSN 0928-4249. - 32(2001), pp. 93-96.

IgG response against infective larvae of Dirofilaria immitis in experimentally infected cats

GENCHI, Marco;
2001

Abstract

Somatic antigens from third stage larvae of Dirofilaria immitis (SL3) were used to detect IgG response against heartworm infection in 8 experimentally infected cats. A moderate specific anti-SL3 IgG response was found one month post-infection. Afterwards, antibodies decreased reaching a basal level 4 months post-infection and remained at this level until the end of the study, 6 months post-infection. Western blot analysis showed specific recognition of polypeptides of 79, 73, 60, 52, 40 and 39 kDa by sera from infected cats I month post-infection, but not by sera taken prior to the infection. The low antigenicity of the SL3 antigen in the cat should allow the parasite to escape the host's immune response.
IgG response against infective larvae of Dirofilaria immitis in experimentally infected cats / Prieto, G; Mccall, Jw; Venco, L; Genchi, Marco; Simon, F; Genchi, C.. - In: VETERINARY RESEARCH. - ISSN 0928-4249. - 32(2001), pp. 93-96.
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