Immunochemical studies on the cercarial-specific calcium binding protein of Schistosoma mansoni.


Stage-specific expression of the mRNA encoding the cercarial-specific 8 kDa CaBP has been described previously. To gain information on possible function(s) of this protein we raised antibodies to the CaBP in rabbits immunized with a CaBP-TrpE fusion protein synthesized in bacteria. Western blots showed high levels of CaBP in cercariae and 3 h schistosomula… (More)