Cysteine proteases as potential antigens in antiparasitic DNA vaccines.

  title={Cysteine proteases as potential antigens in antiparasitic DNA vaccines.},
  author={Louise von Gersdorff J\orgensen and Kurt Buchmann},
  volume={29 34},
Cysteine proteases in parasites are potent inducers of vertebrate host immune responses and may under certain circumstances take part in the pathogen's immune evasion strategies. These capacities place these parasite molecules as interesting candidate antigens in antiparasitic vaccines for use in vertebrates. Parasite cysteine proteases are able to skew the Th1/Th2 profile in mammals towards a response which allows sustainable parasite burdens in the host. DNA vaccines are also able to skew the… CONTINUE READING

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