Immunological properties of ribosomal proteins from Mycobacterium bovis BCG

S. Tantimavanich, S. Nagai, H. Nomaguchi, M. Kinomoto, N. Ohara, T. Yamada

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Two proteins with molecular mass 65 kDa, a heat shock protein, and an S1- like protein were found in a 30S ribosomal subunit from Mycobacterium bovis BCG. The 17-kDa protein in the 30S subunit was homologous to α-crystallin heat shock protein, and the 16-kDa protein in the 50S subunit was homologous to the L7/L12 protein. The latter provoked a strong delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction in the sensitized guinea pigs. The GroES-like protein (12 kDa) loosely associated with ribosomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4005-4007
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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