American Journal of Immunology

Humoral Immune Responses to Various Antigens in the Asterids: A. gibbosa and A. rubens

Michel Leclerc

DOI : 10.3844/ajisp.2012.196.199

American Journal of Immunology

Volume 8, Issue 4

Pages 196-199


Immunizations with various antigens of the sea stars Asterina gibbosa and Asterias rubens produce specific humoral immune reactions which initiate the antibody factor. This antibody factor is correlated with kappa genes and could be composed of 4 kappa chains. It is the first time that such phenomenom was described in an invertebrate.


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