Identification of Dirofilaria immitis proteins recognized by antibodies from infected dogs.

The identification of excreted-secreted (ES) proteins of filarial nematodes as potential diagnostic reagents is an important requirement for the development of methods to determine level of infection in the host, especially for human filariae. Dirofilaria immitis, the canine heartworm, is a widespread and important veterinary pathogen and is a useful model… CONTINUE READING