Accession Number : ADA288955

Title :   Anti-Idiotype Probes for Toxin Detection.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 89-14 Oct 94,

Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN

Personal Author(s) : Iandolo, John J. ; Chapes, S. K.

PDF Url : ADA288955

Report Date : 08 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 373

Abstract : This study was designed to investigate the interaction of staphylococcal enterotoxins and exfoliative toxins with leukocytes and to establish baseline information on the consequences of those interactions. Receptor-ligand interactions were characterized and a new non-MHC class II receptor on the surface of macrophages was discovered. Once these data were at hand, we also prepared an anti-idiotype antibody to class II MHC and have used it to inhibit interaction of toxins with their cognate receptor on macrophage surfaces. These studies have resulted in the publication of 31 manuscripts and 7 published abstracts.

Descriptors :   *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS, *STAPHYLOCOCCUS, DETECTION, INTERACTIONS, ENZYMES, DISEASES, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, SURFACES, BASE LINES, ENTEROTOXINS, ANTIBODIES, ANIMALS, IN VIVO ANALYSIS, PATHOGENESIS, SENSE ORGANS, RECEPTOR SITES(PHYSIOLOGY), LEUKOCYTES, MACROPHAGES, STREPTOCOCCUS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE