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Antibodies elicited in adults by a primary Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage infection recognize different epitopes compared with immune individuals

Damon P Eisen, Lina Wang, Helene Jouin, E Elsa H Murhandarwati, Casilda G Black, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Ross L Coppel

MALARIA JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2007


BACKGROUND: Asexual stage antibody responses following initial Plasmodium falciparum infections in previously healthy adults may inform vaccine development, yet these have not been as intensively studied as they have in populations from malaria-endemic areas. METHODS: Serum samples were collected over a six-month period from twenty travellers having returned with falciparum malaria. Fourteen of these were malaria-naïve and six had a past history of one to two episodes of malaria. Antibodies to seven asexual stage P. falciparum antigens were measured by ELISA. Invasion inhibitory antibody responses to the 19 kDa fragment of merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP119) were determined. RESULTS: Short-..

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