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Early pregnancy termination in rats immunized with denatured chicken riboflavin carrier protein

Karande, AA and Adiga, PR (1991) Early pregnancy termination in rats immunized with denatured chicken riboflavin carrier protein. In: Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics, 28 (5-6). pp. 476-480.

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Abstract

Immunoneutralization of the maternal riboflavin carrier protein in the pregnant rat with antibodies to chicken egg vitamin carrier has earlier been shown to terminate their pregnancies. In order to understand the nature of the epitopic conformations capable of eliciting antibodies bioneutralizing the endogenous riboflavin carrier protein in the pregnant rat, we compared pregnancy progression in the fertile rodents following active immunization with either the native, SDS-denatured, reduced-carboxymethylated or SDS-treated reduced carboxymethylated avian egg white riboflavin carrier protein. The data revealed that despite the total antibody titers being higher in the animals immunized with the native protein, the antibodies elicited against the denatured avian vitamin carrier exhibited relatively better potencies to bioneutralize the endogenous maternal protein as evidenced by higher rates of early fetal resorption.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Others
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2010 04:27
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33749

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