Stable L-forms of group B streptococci (GBS) have been obtained and their antigenic features have been studied by the serological methods (the passive hemagglutination test, the aggregate agglutination test, the gel diffusion test), as well as by using ferritin and peroxidase labels with the subsequent electron microscopy. The use of the serological methods has made it possible to reveal the antigenic differences between the stable L-forms of GBS and their bacterial forms. Specific antigenic substances can be found in the supernatant fluid obtained after the sedimentation of the ultrasonically disintegrated cellular mass of streptococcal L-forms and bacterial cultures. The use of ferritin and peroxidase labels has revealed the specificity of GBS L-form antigen and its localization on the cytoplasmic membrane of all L-form structural elements.
|Translated title of the contribution||Antigenic characteristics of the L forms of Streptococcus group B|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zhurnal Mikrobiologii Epidemiologii i Immunobiologii|
|State||Published - Apr 1 1983|
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