Induction of immunity against infection with Theileria parva (East Coast fever) in cattle using plasma membranes from parasitized lymphoblasts.

Abstract

Protection against challenge with Theileria parva was conferred on three of four calves given three or four inocula of plasma membranes prepared from 6 to 12 X 10(8) autologous parasitized lymphoblasts from cultured cell lines. In contrast, calves remained susceptible to infection following immunization with membranes prepared from allogeneic parasitized… (More)

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