Immunological properties of two related fragments from human and equine growth hormones

European Journal of Immunology
M M ZakinA C Paladini


The immunological properties of a synthetic human growth hormone fragment comprising the amino acids 73 through 128 and of the homologous natural horse growth fragment formed by amino acids 73 through 123, have been comparatively studied. Antisera obtained in rabbits inoculated with the native human hormone or with the fragments, were used. By hemagglutination experiments both fragments have the same reactivity toward the anti-human growth hormone serum, but complement fixation curves detect the existence of at least two populations of antibodies presumably originated against the sequence 73-128 of human growth hormone. Of these, only one of the corresponding antigenic areas is present in the homologous region of equine growth hormone. The known cross-reactivity detected between both hormones is thus partially explained.


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