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Lysosome-associated membrane glycoprotein (LAMP) - preliminary study on a hidden antigen target for vaccination against schistosomiasis

Sujeevi SK Nawaratna, Geoffrey N Gobert, Charlene Willis, Jason Mulvenna, Andreas Hofmann, Donald P McManus, Malcolm K Jones



Our previously reported gene atlasing of schistosome tissues revealed transcripts that were highly enriched in the digestive tract of Schistosoma mansoni. From these, we selected two candidates, Sm-LAMP and Sm-NPC2 for testing as vaccine targets. The two molecules were selected on the basis of relatively high expression in the gastrodermis, their potentially important biological function, divergence from homologous molecules of the host and possible apical membrane expression in the gastrodermis. Bacterially expressed recombinant peptides corresponding to regions excluding trans-membrane domains of the selected vaccine targets were used in blinded vaccine trials in CBA mice using alum-CpG as..

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