Peptides for inducing cross-reactive anti-malarial antibodies.

  title={Peptides for inducing cross-reactive anti-malarial antibodies.},
  author={Qin Cheng and Enguo Liu and A Tova Saul},
  journal={Peptide research},
  volume={7 1},
Immunological cross-reactions between malarial proteins are frequently observed. This paper describes an approach to generate such antibody responses that target many parasite proteins using a limited number of peptides as immunogens. Peptides used contained a known epitope, NKND, that is common to many malarial proteins or combinations of tri-peptides which are commonly present in parasite proteins. One of the two NKND-containing peptides elicited antibodies reacting to six parasite proteins… CONTINUE READING