Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The development of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of heat-labile Escherichia coli enterotoxin is described. The assay, which is based on the immunological similarity between Vibrio cholerae toxin and heat-labile E. coli enterotoxin, is similar in design to a radioimmunoassay but utilizes enzyme-labeled rather than radioactive isotope-labeled reagents. The ELISA system is as sensitive as both radioimmunoassay and the y-1 adrenal cell assay for the detection of heat-labile E. coli enterotoxin but requires neither radioactive reagents nor tissue culture techniques. The ELISA is easy to perform and is adaptable for use in small laboratories.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yolken, RH; Greenberg, HB; Merson, MH; Sack, RB; Kapikian, AZ

Published Date

  • November 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 439 - 444

PubMed ID

  • 336638

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC274794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/jcm.6.5.439-444.1977


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States