Trypanosoma rhodesiense blood forms express all antigen specificities relevant to protection against metacyclic (insect form) challenge.

@article{Esser1982TrypanosomaRB,
  title={Trypanosoma rhodesiense blood forms express all antigen specificities relevant to protection against metacyclic (insect form) challenge.},
  author={K. M. Esser and M J Schoenbechler and J. B. Gingrich},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={1982},
  volume={129 4},
  pages={1715-8}
}
Monoclonal antibodies were used to demonstrate the expression of four distinct metacyclic (infective insect form) trypanosome antigens on blood forms of T. rhodesiense. Metacyclic antigens were consistently expressed on the blood forms on days 4 and 5 of the first parasitemia after metacyclic infection of C57BL/6 mice. In different mice examined, the percent of blood forms expressing metacyclic antigens ranged from 46 to 85%. Immunization with irradiated day-5 blood form trypanosomes was… CONTINUE READING

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