The Taenia saginata homologue of the major surface antigen of Echinococcus spp. is immunogenic and 97% identical to its Taenia solium homologue

@article{Gonzlez2007TheTS,
  title={The Taenia saginata homologue of the major surface antigen of Echinococcus spp. is immunogenic and 97% identical to its Taenia solium homologue},
  author={Luis J. De Miguel Gonz{\'a}lez and Elizabeth A. Ferrer and Andrea Spickett and Lynne Margaret Michael and Adriano F. Vatta and Ter{\'e}sa Garate and Leslie J. S. Harrison and Robert Michael Evans Parkhouse},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={101},
  pages={1541-1549}
}
The TEG-Tsag gene of Taenia saginata is homologous to the genes expressing the two major surface antigens of Echinococcus spp. (EM10 and EG10). Surface antigens of parasites are logical candidates for vaccines, and in this paper we demonstrate that cattle vaccinated with the recombinant TEG-Tsag protein, either used singly or in conjunction with the recombinant HP6-Tsag protein, the major 18 kDa surface/secreted antigen of T. saginata oncospheres, produce excellent antibody responses to both… CONTINUE READING