Jean-Marie Grzych

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The glycanic epitope of the 38,000 Mr Schistosoma mansoni schistosomula major immunogen defined by the IPLSm1 protective mAb was identified in the hemocyanin of the marine mollusc Megathura crenulata, better known as KLH. This antigenic community was exploited to investigate further the biological properties of this epitope. KLH was shown to strongly(More)
The complementary DNA sequence encoding the Mr 28,000 antigen of Schistosoma mansoni has been isolated and expressed in Escherichia coli. Experimental vaccination of rats, hamsters and monkeys with a recombinant fusion protein induces a strongly cytotoxic antibody response. Immunization of rats and hamsters with this protein leads to significant protection(More)
The expression of similar antigenic determinants by trematode parasites and their intermediate (invertebrate) or definitive (vertebrate) hosts has been previously reported. Studies of experimental and human infection by the parasite Schistosoma mansoni have revealed the strong immunogenicity of a surface antigen with a relative molecular mass (Mr) 38,000(More)
In the mouse, infection withSchistosoma mansoni results in an egg-producing infection and associated disease, whereas vaccination with attenuated larval stages produces a substantial and specific immunity in the absence ofegg-induced pathology. Preliminary data showing enhanced interleukin-5 (IL5) production by T cells from infected mice and interferon y(More)
Schistosomiasis is a parasitic infection of man which is widespread in tropical countries, and which so far has resisted attempts at control. We have been approaching the problem from an immunological angle. We have previously reported the production of a rat monoclonal IgG2a antibody against Schistosoma mansoni which exhibits marked cytoxicity for(More)
The humoral and cellular responses against excretory/secretory proteins and soluble extracts of Giardia intestinalis were evaluated in the course of experimental G. intestinalis infection in BALB/c mice. Production of IgG1, IgG2a, IgA, and IgE antibodies against excreted/secreted proteins and soluble extract was detected after infection by G. intestinalis.(More)
A monoclonal antibody (mAb) directed against a synthetic peptide derived from the sequence of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) regulatory protein virion infectivity factor (vif) labeled the surface of Schistosoma mansoni schistosomula by indirect immunofluorescence. Western blotting showed that two S. mansoni proteins of 170 and 65 kD were(More)
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