Bennett, Jack (Cecil Jackson)||Feyerherm, Harvey A.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Biology
Erythrocytes; Blood groups; Antigens; Rabbits--Physiology
An exploratory investigation to produce isoimmune antisers and to identify and differentiate red blood cell types in the rabbit is reported. A total of eleven rabbits randomly selected from a herd maintained by Dr. C. J. Bennett at Northern Illinois University were immunized with erythrocytes of other rabbits. Of the eleven immunized rabbits three produced antibody which reacted with cells of the panel. Two antisera were obtained in quantity and used to type the herd. A. discussion of tests suggesting the specificity of the reagents and some statements regarding the inheritance of factors responsible for these traits is presented. An unsuccessful attempt to demonstrate a precipitation reaction between red cell antigens and reactive agglutinins by means of agar diffusion is discussed. Samples of chicken serum were tested against rabbit cells and found to contain agglutinins against general rabbit red cell factors.
Hughes, Brien, "A study of erythrocyte antigens and their specific isoantibodies in the rabbit" (1964). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 614.
vii, 34 pages
Northern Illinois University
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