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Plasmodium fragile and Macaca mulatta monkeys as a model system for the study of malaria vaccines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  116557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pladmodium fragile and the Macaca mulatta monkey are presented as a model system for the study of malarial vaccines. Four animals were immunized with culture-grown P. fragile merozoites and subsequently challenged with culture-produced parasites. One animal failed to develop a detectable parasitemia following primary challenge. Two other immunized animals had primary infections which were short-term. the parasitemias in these three monkeys following secondary challenge were short-term and the immunity was apparently sterilizing. The fourth immunized monkeys had recrudescences of the primary and secondary infection but differed markedly from the four control animals. Indirect fluorescent antibody titers increased as a result of the immunization and were indicative of the level of immunity. Because of the many similarities to the human-P. falciparum model system, the P. fragile-M. mulatta system appears to be particularly well suited for a number of malaria vaccine studies.
W E Collins; W Chin; J C Skinner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-28     Completed Date:  1980-01-28     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  948-54     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibody Formation / drug effects
Chloroquine / therapeutic use
Disease Models, Animal
Macaca mulatta
Malaria / immunology,  prevention & control*
Plasmodium / immunology
Vaccines / immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Vaccines; 54-05-7/Chloroquine

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