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Immunoblot analysis of antigens associated with Haemophilus ducreyi using serum from immunised rabbits.
  1. J M Saunders,
  2. J D Folds

    Abstract

    Sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and immunoblotting were used to characterise isolates of Haemophilus ducreyi. Isolates of H ducreyi were heterogeneous in protein composition, but isolates from single outbreaks appeared similar both in protein profiles and antigenic analysis. Rabbits immunised with H ducreyi responded with a vigorous humoral immune response in which multiple antigenic polypeptides were detected. The most prominent antigens had molecular masses of 67, 42, 22.5, and 20 kilodaltons.

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