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Antibody and B cell responses to Plasmodium sporozoites

Dups, Johanna N.; Pepper, Marion; Cockburn, Ian A.


Antibodies are capable of blocking infection of the liver by Plasmodium sporozoites. Accordingly the induction of anti-sporozoite antibodies is a major aim of various vaccine approaches to malaria. In recent years our knowledge of the specificity and quantities of antibodies required for protection has been greatly expanded by clinical trials of various whole sporozoite and subunit vaccines. Moreover, the development of humanized mouse models and transgenic parasites have also aided our ability...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-11-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00625


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