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Analysis of immunological nonresponsiveness to the 19-kilodalton fragment of merozoite surface protein 1 of Plasmodium yoelii: Rescue by chemical conjugation to diphtheria toxoid (DT) and enhancement of immunogenicity by prior DT vaccination

DI Stanisic, LB Martin, XQ Liu, D Jackson, J Cooper, MF Good

Infection and Immunity | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2003


The Plasmodium merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1) is a leading vaccine candidate for protecting against the blood stage of malaria. Previous studies have shown that the 19-kDa carboxyl terminus of this protein is able to induce protective immunity in some monkey and mouse strains. We show that immunization with the recombinant Plasmodium yoelii 19-kDa fragment of MSP1 (MSP1(19)) expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yMSP1(19)) can induce protective antibodies in several inbred mouse strains and one outbred mouse strain. However, mice expressing the H-2(s) major histocompatibility complex haplotype are unable to generate yMSP1(19)-specific antibodies. While synthetic peptides derived from MS..

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