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Vaccination against Schistosoma mansoni with purified surface antigens

Science  01 Feb 1985:
Vol. 227, Issue 4686, pp. 535-538
DOI: 10.1126/science.3966161

Abstract

Two surface antigens were isolated from young or adult schistosomes by affinity chromatography with monoclonal antibodies. Vaccination with an antigen having a molecular weight of 155,000 gave partial protection against challenge in some batches of mice and in a group of cynomolgus monkeys. Vaccination with an antigen having a molecular weight of 53,000 gave similar levels of protection in mice. The results demonstrate that protection can be obtained with single antigens, but the precise requirements for reproducible vaccination are as yet unknown.

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