Journal article

The fine specificity, but not the invasion inhibitory activity, of 19-kilodalton merozoite surface protein 1-specific antibodies is associated with resistance to malarial parasitemia in a cross-sectional survey in the Gambia

PH Corran, RA O'Donnell, J Todd, C Uthaipibull, AA Holder, BS Crabb, EM Riley

Infection and Immunity | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2004


In a cross-sectional survey of 187 Gambian children and adults, we have analyzed prevalence, fine specificity, and 19-kilodalton merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP-1(19))-specific erythrocyte invasion inhibitory activity of antibodies to MSP-1(19) but find no significant association between any of these parameters and prevalence or density of malarial parasitemia, except that, after correcting for total anti-MSP-1(19) antibody levels, individuals with anti-MSP-1(19) antibodies that compete with an invasion inhibitory monoclonal antibody (12.10) were significantly less likely to have malaria infections with densities of > or =1,000 parasites/microl than were individuals without such antibodies...

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