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The relationship between fluorescent, agglutinating, and precipitating antibodies to Candida albicans and their immunoglobin classes
  1. T. Lehner,
  2. Helen R. Buckley,
  3. I. G. Murray
  1. Department of Oral Immunology and Microbiology, Guy's Hospital Medical and Dental Schools, London
  2. Mycological Reference Laboratory, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Abstract

    A parallel study of fluorescent, agglutinating, and precipitating antibodies to Candida albicans revealed that precipitating antibodies belong to the IgG class, whereas agglutinating antibodies reside in the IgG, IgM, and IgA classes. The three types as well as the three classes of antibodies were found in Candida endocarditis and mucocutaneous candidiasis. Immuno-absorption studies suggest that the three serological tests estimate antibodies to mannan determinants of Candida albicans.

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