Molecular and immunological characterisation of the glucose regulated protein 78 of Leishmania donovani(1).

To identify novel potential Leishmania vaccine antigens, antibodies from patients with visceral leishmaniasis (VL) were used to isolate clones from a cDNA expression library of L. donovani amastigotes. Glucose Regulated Protein (GRP78), a member of the 70 kDa heat-shock protein family was identified and characterised. The GRP78 gene was localised to… (More)