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Antigenicity of Steroid-Protein Conjugates

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Science  27 Feb 1959:
Vol. 129, Issue 3348, pp. 564-565
DOI: 10.1126/science.129.3348.564

Abstract

Testosterone, cortisone, deoxycorticosterone, estrone, and progesterone act as haptens when they are conjugated with bovine serum albumin. Antibodies with steroid specificity are formed in rabbits immunized with each of the five steroid hormone-protein conjugates.

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