Humoral immune response to filarial antigens in chyluria

Raja, Alamelu and Hussai, Rabia and Prabhakar, R and Narayanan, P R (1984) Humoral immune response to filarial antigens in chyluria. Journal of Biosciences, 6 (5). pp. 723-728. ISSN Print:0250-5991; Online: 0973-7138

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Humoral immune parameters like total immunoglobulins and specific antibody levels in serum were studied in filarial chyluria patients. Mean serum IgG was significantly reduced in this group compared to normal controls, while IgA and IgM levels remained comparable to controls. Anti-filarial antibody titre as measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay also was significantly reduced. However, the total and specific IgE antibody titre was similar to that of controls. Specific IgE contents of the patients’ sera could be related to their microfilaraemic status.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chyluria, humoral immunity, IgE
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Immunological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Immunology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2013 06:35
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 09:07

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