The Hamster Model for Identification of Specific Antigens of Taenia solium Tapeworms
Western blot shows cross-reaction with other helminthes. Crude extracts (CE) from (a) Taenia saginata, (b) Taenia taeniaeformis, (c) Hymenolepis diminuta, and (d) Ascaris lumbricoides were confronted with 33 hamster sera infected with T. solium tapeworms. Hyperimmune sera prepared in rabbits against each of the CE were used as positive controls (lanes +) and preimmune sera from rabbit were used as negative controls (lanes −). WB shows representative samples of the assay. Number of lanes is corresponding to serum number of the assay.