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BACKGROUND Schistosomiasis remains a major public health concern that afflicts millions of people worldwide. Low levels of Schistosoma infection require more sensitive diagnostic methods. In this study, a time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) was developed for detecting the signal transduction protein 14-3-3, a circulating antigen of Schistosoma(More)
An indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method was developed for detection of IgG against 14-3-3 protein in sera of rabbits. Rabbits infected with 500 cercariae of Schistosoma japonicum were grouped and the characterization of the IgG responses was observed. For the treated group, the IgG could be detected as early as 2–4 weeks post-infection and then(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosomiasis remains an important public health problem throughout tropical and subtropical countries. Humans are infected through contact with water contaminated with schistosome cercariae. Therefore, issuing early warnings on the risk of infection is an important preventive measure against schistosomiasis. Sentinel mice are used to monitor(More)
BACKGROUND Schistosome infection typically induces a polarized Th2 type host immune response. As egg antigen molecules play key roles in this immunoregulatory process, clarifying their functions in schistosomiasis would facilitate the development of vaccine and immunotherapeutic methods. Schistosoma japonicum (Sj) CP1412 (GenBank: AY57074.1) has been(More)
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