Sporozoites of the human malaria Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax obtained from a large number of endemic areas were screened with species-specific monoclonal antibodies that recognize the repeated epitopes of the respective circumsporozoite (CS) proteins. By using a two-site immunoradiometric assay, it was determined that all the parasite isolates of a given species react with a single monoclonal antibody, indicating the presence of a common repeated epitope. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, followed by Western blot, showed that the CS proteins of the various isolates differed in their apparent m.w.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy