Journal article

Induction of protection against porcine cysticercosis by vaccination with recombinant oncosphere antigens

A Flisser, CG Gauci, A Zoli, J Martinez-Ocana, A Garza-Rodriguez, JL Dominguez-Alpizar, P Maravilla, R Rodriguez-Canul, G Avila, L Aguilar-Vega, C Kyngdon, S Geerts, MW Lightowlers

INFECTION AND IMMUNITY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2004

Abstract

Two recombinant Taenia solium oncosphere antigens, designated TSOL18 and TSOL45-1A, were investigated as vaccines to prevent transmission of the zoonotic disease cysticercosis through pigs. Both antigens were effective in inducing very high levels of protection (up to 100%) in three independent vaccine trials in pigs against experimental challenge infection with T. solium eggs, which were undertaken in Mexico and Cameroon. This is the highest level of protection that has been achieved against T. solium infection in pigs by vaccination with a defined antigen. TSOL18 and TSOL45-1A provide the basis for development of a highly effective practical vaccine that could assist in the control and, po..

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