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Monolayers of human erythrocytes (E) infected with Plasmodium falciparum were briefly fixed with 1% glutaraldehyde and air dried. They were then exposed to sera from patients with P. falciparum malaria or from donors immune to this parasite and tested in an indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA). Parasites in infected E were made visible by counterstaining(More)
IgG from a donor clinically immune to Plasmodium falciparum malaria strongly inhibited reinvasion in vitro of human erythrocytes by the parasite. When added to monolayers of glutaraldehyde-fixed and air-dried erythrocytes infected with the parasite, this IgG also displayed a characteristic immunofluorescence restricted to the surface of infected(More)
The occurrence and distribution of distinct receptors for three C3 fragments on purified human blood lymphocytes were studied by rosette formation. Indicator cells were bovine, chicken, or sheep erythrocytes (E) bearing up to 100,000 molecules of human C3b (EC3b) without antibody. EC3b was converted to C3bi-bearing-E (EC3bi) with purified C3b inactivator(More)
The humoral immune response against synthetic peptides of two Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage antigens, Pf155/ring-infected erythrocyte surface antigen (RESA) (EENV)6 and Pf332 (SVTEEIAEEDK)2, in individuals belonging to three sympatric ethnic groups (Mossi, Rimaibe, and Fulani) living in the same conditions of hyperendemic transmission in a Sudan savanna(More)
The Plasmodium falciparum-derived antigen of Mr 155,000 designated Pf 155, deposited in the membrane of infected erythrocytes, contains at least two blocks of tandemly repeated amino acid sequences. The peptide Glu-Glu-Asn-Val-Glu-His-Asp-Ala, which corresponds to a subunit of a C-terminally located repeat, was synthesized. Rabbits immunized with the(More)
The immune mechanisms whereby malaria parasites are eliminated by the human host or how they may avoid the immune response are poorly understood. Individuals living in malaria-endemic areas gradually acquire immunity. It is well established that this immunity involves both cell-mediated and humoral mechanisms and that T cells are the major regulators in(More)
In this article we present methods for the purification and fractionation of human blood lymphocytes, which have been used in our laboratory to characterize antibody-dependent cytotoxic effector cells (K cells). The assay system consists of highly purified lymphocytes, 51Cr-labelled chicken erythrocytes (Ec) and IgG rabbit anti-Ec in high dilutions. Various(More)