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Antigen characterization of vector-borne and cultured metacyclic trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi

Caracterização antigênica de tripomastigotas metacíclicos de Trypanosoma cruzi provenientes do vetor e de cultura

N. Yoshida M. M. G. Teixeira C. A. Sbravate About the authors

Abstracts

Metacyclic trypomastigotes ol the CL strain of Trypanosoma cruzi obtained from triatomid vectors and from axenic cultures were comparatively analysed as to their antigen make-up and immunogenic characteristics. They were found to be similar by the various parameters examined. Thus, sera of mice immunized with either one of the two metacyclic types precipitated a 82Kd surface protein from 131I-labeled culture metacyclics. Sera of mice protected against acute T. cruzi infection by immunization with killed culture metacyclics of a different strain (G) recognized, by immunoblotting, a 77Kd protein in both types of CL strain metacyclics. A monoclonal antibody raised against G strain metacyclics, and specific for metacyclic stages of this strain, reacted with both CL strain metacyclic types. Both metacyclic forms were similarly Iysed by various anti-T. cruzi sera, in a complement-mediated reaction.

Chagas'disease; vector borne; Trypanosoma cruzi, cultured metacyclic tripomastigotes


Tripomastigotas metacíclicos da cepa CL de Trypanosoma cruzi, originários de triatomineos e de cultura axênica, foram comparativamente analisados quanto a sua composição antigênica e características ímunogênicas. Os vários parâmetros examinados mostraram que as duas formas metacíclicas sáo semelhantes. Assim, soros de camundongos imunizados com qualquer uma das formas metacíclicas precipitaram uma proteína de superfície de 82Kd de tripomastigotas metacíclicos de cultura marcados com 131I. Soros de camundongos protegidos con trn infecção aguda por T. cruzi, por imunização com formas metacíclicas de cultura inativadas, de uma cepa diferente (G), detectaram por imunoblotting uma proteína de 77Kd em ambas as formas metacíclicas da cepa CL. Um anticorpo monoclonal, produzido contra as for mas metaciclicas da cepa G, e específico para tripomastigotas metacíclicos, reagiu com formas metacíclicas da cepa CL tanto do vetor quanto de cultura. As duas formas metacíclicas mostraram suscetibilidade semelhante à lise por vários soros anti-T. cruzi, em uma reação mediada por complemento.


ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Antigen characterization of vector-borne and cultured metacyclic trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi

Caracterização antigênica de tripomastigotas metacíclicos de Trypanosoma cruzi provenientes do vetor e de cultura

N. Yoshida; M. M. G. Teixeira; C. A. Sbravate

Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia e Parasitologia. Escola Paulista de Medicina. São Paulo, SP, Brasil

SUMMARY

Metacyclic trypomastigotes ol the CL strain of Trypanosoma cruzi obtained from triatomid vectors and from axenic cultures were comparatively analysed as to their antigen make-up and immunogenic characteristics. They were found to be similar by the various parameters examined. Thus, sera of mice immunized with either one of the two metacyclic types precipitated a 82Kd surface protein from 131I-labeled culture metacyclics. Sera of mice protected against acute T. cruzi infection by immunization with killed culture metacyclics of a different strain (G) recognized, by immunoblotting, a 77Kd protein in both types of CL strain metacyclics. A monoclonal antibody raised against G strain metacyclics, and specific for metacyclic stages of this strain, reacted with both CL strain metacyclic types. Both metacyclic forms were similarly Iysed by various anti-T. cruzi sera, in a complement-mediated reaction.

Key-words: Chagas'disease — vector borne — Trypanosoma cruzi, cultured metacyclic tripomastigotes.

RESUMO

Tripomastigotas metacíclicos da cepa CL de Trypanosoma cruzi, originários de triatomineos e de cultura axênica, foram comparativamente analisados quanto a sua composição antigênica e características ímunogênicas. Os vários parâmetros examinados mostraram que as duas formas metacíclicas sáo semelhantes. Assim, soros de camundongos imunizados com qualquer uma das formas metacíclicas precipitaram uma proteína de superfície de 82Kd de tripomastigotas metacíclicos de cultura marcados com 131I. Soros de camundongos protegidos con trn infecção aguda por T. cruzi, por imunização com formas metacíclicas de cultura inativadas, de uma cepa diferente (G), detectaram por imunoblotting uma proteína de 77Kd em ambas as formas metacíclicas da cepa CL. Um anticorpo monoclonal, produzido contra as for mas metaciclicas da cepa G, e específico para tripomastigotas metacíclicos, reagiu com formas metacíclicas da cepa CL tanto do vetor quanto de cultura. As duas formas metacíclicas mostraram suscetibilidade semelhante à lise por vários soros anti-T. cruzi, em uma reação mediada por complemento.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

This work was supported by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and FINEP. Brasil.

We thank Dr. Erney P. Camargo for reviewing the manuscript, Dr. Fidel Zavala for critical reading of the manuscript and Ms. M. Russo for excelent technical assistance.

Recebido para publicação em 8/4/1985.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    16 Oct 2012
  • Date of issue
    Apr 1986

History

  • Received
    08 Apr 1985
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