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Title: Immunogenicity of a recombinant protein containing the Plasmodium vivax vaccine candidate MSP1(19) and two human CD4(+) T-cell epitopes administered to non-human primates (Callithrix jacchus jacchus)
Authors: Rosa, Daniela S.
Iwai, Leo K.
Tzelepis, Fanny
Bargieri, Daniel Y.
Medeiros, Magda A.
Soares, Irene S.
Sidney, John
Sette, Alessandro
Kalil, Jorge
Mello, Luiz Eugenio
Cunha-Neto, Edecio
Rodrigues, Mauricio M.
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
La Jolla Inst Allergy & Immunol
Keywords: Plasmodium vivax
recombinant vaccines
adjuvants
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2006
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Citation: Microbes and Infection. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., v. 8, n. 8, p. 2130-2137, 2006.
Abstract: One of the most promising vaccine candidates against the erythrocytic forms of malaria is the 19 kDa C-terminal region of the merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1(19)). As part of our studies aimed at the development of a Plasmodium vivax malaria vaccine, we characterized the immunogenic properties of a new bacterial recombinant protein containing the P. vivax MSPI 19 and two helper T-cell epitopes, the synthetic universal pan allelic DR epitope (PADRE) and a new internal MSP1 P. vivax epitope (DYDVVYLKPLAGMYK). We found that the recognition of HiS(6)MSP1(19)-DYDVVYLKPLAGMYK-PADRE was as good as the recognition of HiS(6)MSP1(19) indicating that the presence of the T-cell epitopes PADRE and DYDVVYLKPLAGMYK did not modify the MSP1(19) epitopes recognized by human IgG. the recombinant protein HiS(6)MSP1(19)-DYDVVYLKPLAGMYK-PADRE proved to be highly immunogenic in marmosets (Callithrix jacchus jacchus) when administered in incomplete Freund's adjuvant. However, when administered in other adjuvant formulations such as Quil A, CpG ODN 2006 or MPL/TDM, antibody titers to MSP1(19) were significantly lower. Among these three adjuvants, Quil A proved to be the most efficient one generating antibody titers significantly higher than the others. These results indicated that under the circumstances evaluated, adjuvants were key for the immumogenicity of the recombinant protein HiS(6)MSP1(19)-DYDVVYLKPLAGMYK-PADRE. (c) 2006 Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/29008
ISSN: 1286-4579
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micinf.2006.03.012
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