Human antisera detect a Plasmodium falciparum genomic clone encoding a nonapeptide repeat

@article{Koenen1984HumanAD,
  title={Human antisera detect a Plasmodium falciparum genomic clone encoding a nonapeptide repeat},
  author={Michael Koenen and Artur Scherf and Odile Mercereau and Gordon Langsley and L Sibilli and Philippe Dubois and Luis Pereira da Silva and Benno M{\"u}ller-Hill},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1984},
  volume={311},
  pages={382-385}
}
Plasmodium falciparum causes malaria infections in its human host. Its wide distribution in tropical countries is a major world health problem. Before a vaccine can be produced, the identification and characterization of parasite antigens is necessary. This can be achieved by the cloning and subsequent analysis of genes coding for parasite antigens1–4. Recently established cDNA banks allow the expression of cDNA derived from the simian parasite Plasmodium knowlesi5 and P. falciparum6,7 in… 

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