Immunohistochemical examination of light-chain expression (lambda/kappa ratio) in canine, feline, equine, bovine and porcine plasma cells


ARUN S. S. , Breuer W., Hermanns W.

JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SERIES A-ZENTRALBLATT FUR VETERINARMEDIZIN REIHE A-PHYSIOLOGY PATHOLOGY CLINICAL MEDICINE, vol.43, no.9, pp.573-576, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0442.1996.tb00489.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE SERIES A-ZENTRALBLATT FUR VETERINARMEDIZIN REIHE A-PHYSIOLOGY PATHOLOGY CLINICAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-576

Abstract

Five species of domestic animals were examined immunohistochemically and the light-chain ratios of the immunoglobulins produced by plasma cells analysed. Forty dogs, 11 cats, 10 horses, 11 cattle and 14 pigs were tested using the sequential indirect immunoperoxidase and immunophosphatase methods. Tissues from the tonsils, spleen and cen icai lymph nodes were analysed. It could be seen that the lambda/kappa ratio in dogs, cats, horses and cattle is largely dominated by the lambda chains (lambda/kappa ratio in dogs: 91/9 %, in cats: 92/8 %; in horses: 94/4 %; in cattle: 91/9 %). A more or less balanced ratio was observed only in the case of the pigs (52/48 %).