The pathology of Plasmodium chabaudi infection is not ameliorated by the secreted filarial nematode immunomodulatory molecule, ES-62
Lamb, T. J., Voisine, C., Koernig, S., Egan, C. A., Harnett, W. and Langhorne, J. (2007) The pathology of Plasmodium chabaudi infection is not ameliorated by the secreted filarial nematode immunomodulatory molecule, ES-62. Parasite Immunology, 29 (5). pp. 271-6. ISSN 0019-9567
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3024.2007.00941.x
ES-62 is a phosphorylcholine-containing glycoprotein secreted by filarial nematodes. This molecule has been shown to reduce the severity of inflammation in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) in mice, a model of rheumatoid arthritis, via down-regulation of anti-collagen type 1 immune responses. Malaria parasites induce a pro-inflammatory host immune response and many of the symptoms of malaria are immune system-mediated. Therefore we have asked whether the immunomodulatory properties of ES-62 can down-regulate the severity of malaria infection in BALB/c mice infected with Plasmodium chabaudi. We have found that ES-62 has no significant effect on the course of P. chabaudi parasitaemia, and does not significantly affect any of the measures of malaria-induced pathology taken throughout infection.
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