Infection induces antibodies against the cercarial secretions, but not against the cercarial elastases of Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma japonicum and Trichobilharzia ocellata.

@article{Bahgat2001InfectionIA,
  title={Infection induces antibodies against the cercarial secretions, but not against the cercarial elastases of Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Schistosoma japonicum and Trichobilharzia ocellata.},
  author={Mahmoud Bahgat and Katherine Francklow and Michael J. Doenhoff and Yong-long Li and Reda M. R. Ramzy and Christa Kirsten and Andreas Ruppel},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={557-65}
}
Cercarial secretions from different species of the parasite Schistosoma and from Trichobilharzia ocellata contain a proteolytic activity, cercarial elastase, which was demonstrated by a 30 kDa band in gelatin gels. Sera of patients infected with Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium or Schistosoma japonicum contain immunoglobulin G which react in ELISA with cercarial secretions from all schistosomes and cross-react among the different parasite species. In Western blots, however… CONTINUE READING