Description: The purpose of this research was to determine the relationship of the slime layer antigen(s) to the "101" or LPS antigens and to attempt to evaluate the role of antibodies against the latter in protection against experimental infections in mice with the homologous strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Results from agglutination tests, chromatographic separations, passive protection tests, and characterizations of the antigens by gel double diffusion do not support the concept that LPS is a necessary portion of the immunogenic material. The immunogenicity of LPS can be attributed to co-purification of residual amounts of slime layer antigens on the washed cells from which LPS was extracted.
Date: December 1973
Creator: Cash, Howard A.