Importance of Immunogenicity of the Carrier in Inducing a Response against Carrier-Synthetic Polymer Aggregates

  • Paul H. Maurer
  • Paul Pinchuck
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During the past decade various types of synthetic polymers of amino acids have been used to study many areas of immunology and immuno-chemistry. Perhaps the most valuable information obtained has been relative to the requirements for immunogenicity, that is, the ability of a macromolecule to cause an animal to produce antibodies having specificity for some part of the polypeptide.


Polyaspartic Acid Passive Cutaneous Anaphylaxis Passive Hemagglutination Synthetic Polypeptide Polyglutamic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul H. Maurer
    • 1
  • Paul Pinchuck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryJefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphiaUSA

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