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Reactividad inmunoquímica de sueros anti- Caiman yacare y Caiman latirostris frente a sueros de diferentes especies

Cuadernos de Herpetología 24 (1): 25-37, 2010 aderoodt@gmail.com

Abstract

In order to study the immunochemical reactivity among sera from different species of reptiles regarding sera from Caiman, the immunoreactivity of sera from reptiles against antisera to Caiman yacare or anti-Caiman latirostris sera was studied. These hiperimmune sera were tested against sera from Alligator missisipiensis, Tupinambis merinae, Tupinambis rufescens, Chelonoidis chilensis, Clelia rustica, Waglerophis merremii, Lystrophys dorbignyi, Phyton molurus, Boa constrictor occidentalis, Eunectes notaeus, Crotalus durissus terrificus, Bothrops alternatus, Bothrops neuwiedii, Bothrops jararaca, Bothrops jararacussu, Bothrops moojeni, Pitangus sulphuratus and Gallus gallus. The immunochemical reactivity was tested by double immunodiffusion and ELISA. The results showed high reactivity among the sera from crocodiles while the reactivity against sera from the other species of reptiles studied was lower. The reactivity among sera of both species of Caiman was higher with the anti- Caiman latirostris and anti-Caiman yacare sera when compared with the reactivity against serum of Alligator missisipiensis. In addition, a strong reactivity of both anti Caiman sera on serum from Gallus gallus was observed, indicating a high reactivity between achosauria sera.

Key words:

Cocodrilos; Antisueros; Inmunología; ELISA; Reptiles; Suero

Received: Apr. 05, 2010 ▪ Accepted: Jun. 24, 2010

Associate Editor: R. Montero
de Roodt, A.R. 2010. Reactividad inmunoquímica de sueros anti- Caiman yacare y Caiman latirostris frente a sueros de diferentes especies. Cuadernos de Herpetología 24: 25-37.