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Antibodies against a Plasmodium falciparum antigen PfMSPDBL1 inhibit merozoite invasion into human erythrocytes

Sakamoto, Hirokazu; Takeo, Satoru; Maier, Alex; Sattabongkot, Jetsumon; Cowman, A; Tsuboi, Takafumi


One approach to develop a malaria blood-stage vaccine is to target proteins that play critical roles in the erythrocyte invasion of merozoites. The merozoite surface proteins (MSPs) and the erythrocyte-binding antigens (EBAs) are considered promising vaccine candidates, for they are known to play important roles in erythrocyte invasion and are exposed to host immune system. Here we focused on a Plasmodium falciparum antigen, PfMSPDBL1 (encoded by PF10_0348 gene) that is a member of the MSP3...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Vaccine
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.01.010


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