Journal article

VACCINATION AGAINST OVINE CYSTICERCOSIS USING A DEFINED RECOMBINANT ANTIGEN

KS JOHNSON, GBL HARRISON, MW LIGHTOWLERS, KL OHOY, WG COUGLE, RP DEMPSTER, SB LAWRENCE, JG VINTON, DD HEATH, MD RICKARD

Nature | MACMILLAN MAGAZINES LTD | Published : 1989

Abstract

Cysticercosis caused by larval tapeworms is a major public health problem and a cause of substantial economic losses in the farm-animal industries. Taenia ovis in sheep is a particularly important example. Immunity to reinfection with the larvae has a central role in regulating natural transmission of the parasites, and vaccination with antigens from the early larval oncosphere stage can induce complete protection against infection. As it is impractical to obtain enough oncospheres for a commercial vaccine against these tapeworms, an alternative approach is to use recombinant DNA methods to generate a cheap and plentiful supply of antigens. We report here the expression in Escherichia coli o..

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