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Antibodies 2017, 6(3), 11;

Monoclonal Antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein

HIV and Malaria Vaccine Program, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Affiliate of The Rockefeller University, New York, NY 10016, USA
Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016, USA
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Department of Immunology, UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX 75390, USA
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka 540-0021, Japan
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Received: 10 May 2017 / Revised: 14 June 2017 / Accepted: 1 August 2017 / Published: 23 August 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Monoclonal Antibodies)
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Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease caused by the parasite Plasmodium spp. Malaria continues to have a devastating impact on human health. Sporozoites are the infective forms of the parasite inside mosquito salivary glands. Circumsporozoite protein (CSP) is a major and immunodominant protective antigen on the surface of Plasmodium sporozoites. Here, we report a generation of specific monoclonal antibodies that recognize the central repeat and C-terminal regions of P. falciparum CSP. The monoclonal antibodies 3C1, 3C2, and 3D3—specific for the central repeat region—have higher titers and protective efficacies against challenge with sporozoites compared with 2A10, a gold standard monoclonal antibody that was generated in early 1980s. View Full-Text
Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum; circumsporozoite protein; CSP; monoclonal antibody; 2A10; 3C1; 3C2; 3D3 Plasmodium falciparum; circumsporozoite protein; CSP; monoclonal antibody; 2A10; 3C1; 3C2; 3D3

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Zhang, M.; Mandraju, R.; Rai, U.; Shiratsuchi, T.; Tsuji, M. Monoclonal Antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum Circumsporozoite Protein. Antibodies 2017, 6, 11.

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