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Exp Parasitol. 1985 Jun;59(3):398-404.

Trichinella spiralis: immunization of mice using monoclonal antibody affinity-isolated antigens.

Abstract

An antigen epitope was identified from the excretory-secretory products of Trichinella spiralis first-stage larvae using monoclonal antibodies, and the glycoprotein antigens bearing this epitope (Ts.49 and Ts.53) were isolated from the crude excretory-secretory preparation by affinity chromatography. In immunization experiments carried out in mice, antigen priming with Ts.49 and Ts.53 resulted in a reduction of muscle larvae resulting from a challenge infection at a level comparable to priming with crude excretory-secretory antigens. In addition, antigens Ts.49 and Ts.53 induced an accelerated expulsion of adult worms from the intestines of immunized mice and reduced the fecundity of remaining female worms.

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