Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 7th, 2005
According to recent research published in the journal Vaccine, "Stable protective immunity can be achieved against malaria by the injection of radiation-attenuated sporozoites (gamma-spz) and is mediated by IFN-gamma producing CD8+ T cells targeting the pre-erythrocytic stages. An efficient malaria vaccine should mimic this immunity. We compared the immune response specific for the circumsporozoite protein (CSP) of Plasmodium berghei (P. berghei), an important...
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