The Leishmania infantum acidic ribosomal protein LiP2a induces a prominent humoral response in vivo and stimulates cell proliferation in vitro and interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) production by murine splenocytes.


The acidic ribosomal proteins of the protozoan parasite Leishmania infantum have been described as prominent antigens during both human and canine visceral leishmaniasis. In this study we present data showing that the intraperitoneal administration in BALB/c mice of the Leishmania LiP2a protein, in the absence of any added adjuvants, elicited a strong… (More)


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