Blanca-Liliana Perlaza

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BACKGROUND The true interest of genetic immunisation might have been hastily underestimated based on overall immunogenicity data in humans and lack of parallelism with other, more classical immunisation methods. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Using malaria Liver Stage Antigen-3 (LSA-3), we report that genetic immunization induces in chimpanzees, the closest relative(More)
Immunity against the pre-erythrocytic stages of malaria is the most promising, as it is strong and fully sterilizing. Yet, the underlying immune effectors against the human Plasmodium falciparum pre-erythrocytic stages remain surprisingly poorly known and have been little explored, which in turn prevents any rational vaccine progress. Evidence that has been(More)
Liver-stage antigen 3 (LSA-3) is a new vaccine candidate that can induce protection against Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite challenge. Using a series of long synthetic peptides (LSP) encompassing most of the 210-kDa LSA-3 protein, a study of the antigenicity of this protein was carried out in 203 inhabitants from the villages of Dielmo (n = 143) and Ndiop(More)
Three recombinant proteins spanning the Plasmodium falciparum liver-stage Ag-3 (LSA-3) were used to immunize Aotus monkeys. The proteins were delivered subcutaneously without adjuvant, adsorbed onto polystyrene 0.5 microm particles at a concentration of 2 microg per immunization. Control animals received glutathione-S-transferase formulated similarly.(More)
The vaccine potential of Plasmodium falciparum liver stage antigen-3 (LSA3) was investigated in Aotus monkeys using two long synthetic peptides corresponding respectively to an N-terminal non-repeat peptide (NRP) and repeat 2 (R2) region of the LSA3, adjuvanted by ASO2. Both 100-222 (NRP) and 501-596 repeat peptides induced effector B- and T-cell responses(More)
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