Identification, using isoenzyme electrophoresis and monoclonal antibodies, of Leishmania isolated from humans and wild animals of Ecuador

T. Mimori, G. Grimaldi, R. D. Kreutzer, E. A. Gomez, D. McMahon-Pratt, R. B. Tesh, Y. Hashiguchi

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Abstract

Six strains of Leishmania isolated from wild mammals and humans on the Pacific Coast of Ecuador were identified by isoenzyme electrophoresis and by their reactivity patterns to a cross-panel of specific monoclonal antibodies using a radioimmune binding assay. Single isolates from Sciurus vulgaris, Potos flavus, and Tamandua tetradactyla were identified as Leishmania amazonensis. Three other strains, isolated from cutaneous lesions of humans, were identified as Leishmania panamensis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-158
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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