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Research reagents for the detection of antibodies in animal sera by ELISA. Each ELISA plate is coated with Encephalitozoon cuniculi (ECUN) Sporozoan strain Levaditi: a purified inactivated whole organism propagated in BS-C-1 cells.

Additional information

Weight 22.4 oz
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.25 × 3 in
Storage Temperature


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Unit Quantity

96 Antigen Wells and 96 Control Antigen Wells

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Background Info

Mouse Encephalitozoon Cuniculi is a protozoan of the order Microsporida, family Unikaryonidae. Infection with E. cuniculi is very common in rabbit populations, and thus rabbits are the most common source of infection for mice, rats, and other laboratory animals. Transmission occurs by ingestion of infected urine. Infection rarely presents with symptoms in laboratory mice. The most common pathological changes in immunocompromised rodents are lesions of the brain, liver, and kidneys. Hosts of the infection include mice, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and many other mammals.

National Research Council (US) Committee on Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Infectious Diseases of Mice and Rats. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 1991.

Baker DG. Natural pathogens of laboratory mice, rats, and rabbits and their effects on research. Clin Microbiol Rev. 1998;11:231–266.

Waggie, Kimberly S. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, 1994.