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The heavy incidence and severe or lethal damages of toxoplasmosis clearly indicate the need for the development of a more effective vaccine. In the present study, we constructed a multiantigenic DNA vaccine, eukaryotic plasmid pcDNA3.1-SAG1-ROP2, expressing surface protein SAG1 and rhoptry protein ROP2 of Toxoplasma gondii, and examined the expression(More)
The natural site of infection for T. gondii is the mucosal surface of the intestine, so the protective immunity obtained after natural infection with T. gondii points to the importance of developing a vaccine that stimulates mucosal defences. In this study, an aroA- and aroD- attenuated strain of Salmonella typhimurium (BRD509) has been used to deliver the(More)
Salt stress inhibits soybean growth and reduces gain yield. Genetic improvement of salt tolerance is essential for sustainable soybean production in saline areas. In this study, we isolated a gene (Ncl) that could synchronously regulate the transport and accumulation of Na(+), K(+), and Cl(-) from a Brazilian soybean cultivar FT-Abyara using map-based(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular parasite that causes severe neurologic and ocular disease in immune-compromised and congenitally infected individuals. There is no vaccine protective against human toxoplasmosis. Herein, immunization of L(d) mice with HF10 (HPGSVNEFDF) with palmitic acid moieties or a monophosphoryl lipid A derivative elicited potent(More)
Infections by the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii are widely prevalent in humans and other animals which can cause severe or lethal toxoplasmosis. So the development of a more effective vaccine is needed urgently. A multiantigenic vaccine against toxoplasmosis was constructed in the present study, which contains two T. gondii antigens,(More)
The search for an effective vaccine against toxoplasmosis remains a challenging and elusive goal. Combination of epitopes from different stages of Toxoplasma gondii life cycle is an optimal strategy to overcome the antigen complexity of the parasite. Based on published epitope derived from several promising candidate vaccine antigens, we construct a DNA(More)
Intracellular parasites, such as T. gondii, present a plurality of antigens because of the complexity of its life cycle. Compound DNA vaccines bring a new approach and hope for the treatment of toxoplasmosis. In this study, a DNA vaccine encoding two major surface antigens SAG1, SAG3 from T. gondii, with A2/B subunit of cholera toxin as a genetic adjuvant(More)
Trichoderma asperellum parasitizes a large variety of phytopathogenic fungi. The mycoparasitic activity of T. asperellum depends on the secretion of complex mixtures of hydrolytic enzymes able to degrade the host cell wall and proteases which are a group of enzymes capable of degrading proteins from host. In this study, a full-length cDNA clone of aspartic(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite, infecting a large variety of animals and human beings. In recent years, the study of DNA vaccine against T. gondii has made a great progress; however, few vaccines have completely controlled toxoplasmosis. Thus people started to look for more effective antigenic proteins. Here we report a(More)
Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) is an obligate, intracellular, protozoan parasite that infects large variety of warm-blooded animals including humans, livestock, and marine mammals, and causes the disease toxoplasmosis. Although T. gondii infection rates differ significantly from country to country, it still has a high morbidity and mortality. In these(More)