Immunodetection of Choriogonadotropin-Like Antigen in Bacteria Isolated from Cancer Patients

As early as 1948, Virginia Livingston and her associates have published a series of papers describing a pleomorphic, acid-fast bacterium which they isolated from cancer tissues and body fluids of patients with malignant neoplasms

Hernan F. Acevedo

2012

Scholarcy highlights

  • As early as 1948, Virginia Livingston and her associates have published a series of papers describing a pleomorphic, acid-fast bacterium which they isolated from cancer tissues and body fluids of patients with malignant neoplasms
  • Livingston and Alexander-Jackson published a full description of the organism(s) and proposed the name Progenitor cryptocides as a new taxon within the Actinomycetales
  • They reported that this bacterium crossreacts antigenically with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with which it shares the property of acid fastness

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