Somatic antigen | definition of somatic antigen by Medical dictionary
an antigen located in the cell wall of a bacterium in contrast to one in the flagella (flagellar antigen) or in a capsule (capsular antigen).
so·mat·ic an·ti·gen (sō-mat'ik an'ti-jen)
An antigen located in the cell wall of a bacterium in contrast to one in the flagella (flagellar antigen) or in a capsule (capsular antigen).
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This can be accounted for by the demonstrated high prevalence of Salmonella antibodies in local healthy population and the fact that 50% of the patients had detectable levels of antibodies to the somatic antigen
repens somatic antigen
prepared according to the procedure of Prieto et al.
In this study, we identified multidrug-resistant EAEC isolates belonging to ST38; the isolates had various somatic antigens
Meanwhile the use of somatic antigens
, prepared from adult worm, was not successful in vaccination [18,11].
Identification of Salmonella enterica serotypes is based on flagellar and somatic antigens