Analysis of genes expressed at the infective larval stage validates utility of Litomosoides sigmodontis as a murine model for filarial vaccine development

J. E. Allen, J. Daub, D. Guiliano, A. McDonnell, M. Lizotte-Waniewski, D. W. Taylor, M. Blaxter

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We used an expressed sequence tag approach to analyze genes expressed by the infective larvae of the rodent filarial parasite Litomosoides sigmodontis. One hundred fifty two new genes were identified, including several proposed as vaccine candidates in studies with human filarial parasites. Our findings have important implications for the use of L. sigmodontis as a model for filarial infection.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5454-8
Number of pages5
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume68
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Expressed Sequence Tags
  • Filarioidea
  • Humans
  • Larva
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Vaccines

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Analysis of genes expressed at the infective larval stage validates utility of Litomosoides sigmodontis as a murine model for filarial vaccine development'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this