Monoclonal antibody technology applied to the detection of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in human and cattle fecal samples
- Autores: Codices V, Matos O, Novo C
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology
- Link: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=30580
With the discovery that the coccidian parasiteCryptosporidium sp. can cause severe symptoms in humans, many diagnostic techniques were quickly implemented such as microscopic visualization, immunofluorescence and PCR. Currently, there is no effective drug treatment and none of the current diagnostic methods is 100% accurate. In this study, a BALB/C mouse was subcutaneously immunized with Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts extract.