Protective immunity against Toxoplasma gondii in mice induced by a chimeric protein rSAG1/2.

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標題Protective immunity against Toxoplasma gondii in mice induced by a chimeric protein rSAG1/2.
出版類型SCI(Sciences Citation Index)
出版年度2004
AuthorsChung-Da Yang, 楊忠達, Gan-Nan Chang 張甘楠, & David Chao 趙大衛
開始頁58
頁數6
出版日期2004 / 1
其他編號0000
中文摘要

The aim of this study was to test the protective immunity against Toxoplasma gondii in mice induced by a chimeric protein rSAG1/2. The PCR-amplified SAG2 fragment (558 bp) digested with the restriction enzyme XhoI was inserted into the XhoI site of plasmid pGEX-6p-1, termed pGexSAG2. The PCR-amplified SAG1 fragment (1,008 bp) digested with restriction enzymes EcoRI and XhoI was cloned into the EcoRI/XhoI sites of a separate plasmid pGEX-6p-1, termed pGexSAG1. The SAG2 fragment (HindIII/HindIII) excised from pGexSAG2 was inserted into the HindIII site of pGexSAG1 and a chimeric vector constructed, pGexSAG1/2. The fusion proteins GST-SAG1/2, GST-SAG1 and GST-SAG2 were expressed in BL21 Star (DE3) Escherichia coli and purified by GSTrap FF columns. After removing the GST tag, the recombinant proteins rSAG1/2, rSAG1 and rSAG2 were independently collected and injected into different groups of mice to evaluate their protective capability. The highest proliferation of splenocytes stimulated with tachyzoite sonicate antigen (TsoAg) was observed in BALB/c mice which had received two intraperitoneal injections of rSAG1/2. Maximum production of IFN-r was also found in the culture supernatants of TsoAg-stimulated splenocytes from rSAG1/2-immunized mice. Finally, 73% (11/15) of mice immunized with rSAG1/2 survived at least 28 days after a lethal challenge of 1×103 live tachyzoites which killed all non-immunized mice within 10 days. Moderate survival rates were observed in mice immunized with either rSAG1 (60%) or rSAG2 (53%). These results show that the chimeric protein rSAG1/2 can elicit a Th1-associated protection against T. gondii infections in mice.

期刊名稱Parasitology Research
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