Shared Antigens between Mycobacterium bovis (BCG) and Other Bacterial Species

Science  07 Apr 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4030, pp. 57-58
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4030.57


Antigens from Mycobacterium bovis and Listeria monocytogenes bind to serums from normal rabbits as well as from those immunized with unrelated bacteria, especially intracellular parasites. Binding is to the Fab portion of immunoglobulin G and is immunologically specific.