Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii which is one of the most common parasitic diseases and infects nearly all warm-blooded animals, including pets and humans. Although cats are a necessary part of the life cycle of T. gondii, the parasite rarely causes clinical disease in them. While T. gondii seldomly causes significant symptoms in healthy adults either, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified toxoplasmosis as one of five neglected parasitic infections of people due to its high prevalence. Therefore, diagnosis of toxoplasmosis is useful for human and animal health to control its spread. Several techniques are employed for the diagnosis in feline and canine population. One example is the serological detection of T. gondi, which has been described for pigs, goats, dogs, and cats.
Major surface antigen p30 (SAG1) induces significant levels of p30 antibodies in all patients with toxoplasmosis. It has been described in the literature that this 30 kDa protein has the capacity to carry out the serological analysis of Toxoplasma infections.
For diagnosis of the disease in birds and mammals, mainly cats.
As some human normal sera contains IgG antibodies against mannan from various pathogenic Candida species, they can interact with the CCD structures of the proteins produced in Pichia pastoris. With addition of this sorbent, the anti-CCD antibodies will be kidnapped, and the specificity of the assay will increase.SOR0001
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