Journal article

Oral immunization with a recombinant malaria protein induces conformational antibodies and protects mice against lethal malaria

L Wang, L Kedzierski, SL Wesselingh, RL Coppel

Infection and Immunity | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2003

Abstract

The increasing death toll from malaria, due to the decreasing effectiveness of current prophylactic and therapeutic regimens, has sparked a search for alternative methods of control, such as vaccines. Although several single proteins have shown some promise as subunit vaccines against sexual blood stages in experimental systems, it is clear that multicomponent vaccines are required. Many logistic difficulties make such an approach prohibitively expensive. In an effort to try to overcome some of these issues, we examined the possibility of oral immunization as a route for inducing host protective immunity. We report here that oral feeding of a malaria protein induced serum antibody levels sim..

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