Journal article

Recognition of Schistosoma mansoni egg-expressed ovalbumin by T cell receptor transgenic mice

Mebrahtu G Tedla, Musammat F Nahar, Jana Hagen, Alison L Every, Jean-Pierre Y Scheerlinck

Experimental Parasitology | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2019

Abstract

Schistosoma mansoni eggs can influence immune responses directed at them, and the mechanisms by which this is achieved are being unravelled. Going towards, developing effective tools for the study of how S. mansoni influences naïve T cells, we have developed S. mansoni eggs expressing chicken ovalbumin (OVA), using a lentiviral transduction system. Indeed, such a parasite could be used in conjunction with cells from OT-II transgenic mice as a source of naïve, antigen-specific T cells. The expression of the transgenic protein was confirmed by real-time RT-PCR of OVA-specific mRNA and western blotting using polyclonal antibodies specific for OVA. T cells from OT-II transgenic mice expressing a..

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