Development of a schistosoma mansoni

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dc.contributor.author Hansen, Philip
dc.date.accessioned 2006-07-07T12:22:12Z
dc.date.available 2006-07-07T12:22:12Z
dc.date.issued 2006-07-07T12:22:12Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2271/178
dc.description Neuroscience IV Room 1028 Dykes 3:00 PM Abstract 208 en
dc.description.abstract Through the use of Schistosoma mansoni antigens we attempted to develop a non-invasive assay that would diagnose an infection of intestinal schistosomiasis. We isolated parts of the Schistosoma mansoni parasite shed during its infestation of the host (e.g. skin, eggs, tegument, circulating cathoiodic antigen [CCA], circulating aniodic antigen [CAA]) from the urine of infected individuals to develop mono-clonal antibodies against the parasite. The antibodies would be used in dipstick assays to detect the presence of S. mansoni antigens in the urine of infected people. The assay can be a valuable tool in field for the diagnoses of schistosomiasis without the need for bulky lab equipment. Quick, sensitive and easy to use, the dipstick assay requires no formal training in its application. en
dc.description.sponsorship Bosempem, J.K. Ghana, Africa en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject intestinal schistosomiasis en
dc.subject non-invasive assay en
dc.title Development of a schistosoma mansoni en
dc.type Presentation en

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