1987 年 31 巻 7 号 p. 649-656
Mice actively immunized with capsular polysaccharides extracted from capsular type strains A, B, C, and D, determined by the serum-soft agar technique, were protected against lethal infection by homologous strains, but no animals survived infection by heterologous substance immunization even with at high doses. Passive protective antibody in rabbit antisera prepared using these strains was absorbed out only by homologous capsular polysaccharide in mice. These results indicated that resistance was specific for capsular polysaccharide. The substance contained mainly neutral sugar, small amounts of hexosamine, methyl-pentose, and phosphate although these amounts varied depending on the capsular types strains.