PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of iaiPermissionsJournals.ASM.orgJournalIAI ArticleJournal InfoAuthorsReviewers
 
Infect Immun. 1986 March; 51(3): 859–864.
PMCID: PMC260977

Plasmodium berghei sporozoite invasion is blocked in vitro by sporozoite-immobilizing antibodies.

Abstract

A monoclonal antibody directed against the circumsporozoite protein on the surface of Plasmodium berghei sporozoites inhibited sporozoite motility in vitro. These immobilized sporozoites could adhere to but not invade target cultured cells. Other sporozoite-immobilizing agents also inhibited sporozoite invasion into cultured cells and did not prevent sporozoite adherence. These results indicate that sporozoite invasiveness is associated with sporozoite motility. Thus, the immobilizing effect of this antibody could explain its functional activity against sporozoite invasion in vivo.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (1.3M), or click on a page image below to browse page by page.

Images in this article

Click on the image to see a larger version.

Articles from Infection and Immunity are provided here courtesy of American Society for Microbiology (ASM)