Monoclonal antibodies directed against a 32-kilodalton (kDa) protein of Mycoplasma pneumoniae have been used to characterize a hemadsorption-negative (HA-) mutant class whose protein profile was previously indistinguishable from the wild-type, hemadsorbing (HA+) strain. Electron microscopy and colloidal gold labeling techniques were applied for ultrastructural analysis of the 32-kDa protein. Results indicate that this protein clusters in the tip structure of M. pneumoniae (HA+) wild-type organisms. Additionally, the protein is precipitated by infected hamster sera.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Israel journal of medical sciences|
|State||Published - May 1987|
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