A Trypanosoma cruzi membrane protein shares an epitope with a lymphocyte activation antigen and induces crossreactive antibodies

Abstract

Chagas' disease results from the infection of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi and affects several million people in South America. Several alterations of the immune response have been described in this disease, such as severe immunosuppression of both cellular and humoral responses and massive polyclonal stimulation with the generation of… (More)

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