Journal article

Immunization with recombinant Plasmodium yoelii merozoite surface protein 4/5 protects mice against lethal challenge

L Kedzierski, CG Black, RL Coppel

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2000

Abstract

Plasmodium yoelii merozoite surface protein 4/5 (PyMSP4/5), expressed as a recombinant protein, was highly effective at protecting mice against lethal challenge with P. yoelii. There was a significant correlation between prechallenge antibody levels and peak parasitemia, suggesting that the homologues of PyMSP4/5 in Plasmodium falciparum are promising components of a subunit vaccine against malaria.