Cloning, expression, molecular characterization and preliminary studies on immunomodulating properties of recombinant Trypanosoma congolense calreticulin

Bossard Géraldine, Grébaut Pascal, Thevenon Sophie, Seveno Martial, Berthier David, Holzmuller Philippe. 2016. Cloning, expression, molecular characterization and preliminary studies on immunomodulating properties of recombinant Trypanosoma congolense calreticulin. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 45 : pp. 320-331.

Journal article ; Article de recherche ; Article de revue à facteur d'impact
[img] Published version - Anglais
Access restricted to CIRAD agents
Use under authorization by the author or CIRAD.
cloning expression molecular characterization and preliminary studies on immunomodulating calreticulin T congo.pdf

Télécharger (3MB) | Request a copy

Quartile : Q2, Sujet : INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Liste HCERES des revues (en SHS) : oui

Thème(s) HCERES des revues (en SHS) : Anthropologie-Ethnologie

Abstract : Trypanosomes are bloodstream protozoan parasites, which are pathogens of veterinary and medical importance. Several mammalian species, including humans, can be infected by different species of the genus Trypanosoma (T. congolense, T. evansi, T. brucei, T. vivax) exhibiting more or less virulent and pathogenic phenotypes. A previous screening of the excreted-secreted proteins of T. congolense demonstrated an overexpression of several proteins correlated with the virulence and pathogenicity of the strain. Of these proteins, calreticulin (CRT) has shown differential expression between two T. congolense strains with opposite infectious behavior and has been selected as a target molecule based on its immune potential functions in parasitic diseases. In this study, we set out to determine the role of T. congolense calreticulin as an immune target. Immunization of mice with recombinant T. congolense calreticulin induced antibody production, which was associated with delayed parasitemia and increased survival of the challenged animal. These results strongly suggest that some excreted-secreted proteins of T. congolense are a worthwhile target candidate to interfere with the infectious process. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Trypanosomose africaine, Trypanosoma congolense, Protéine, Immunologie, Anticorps, Clonage moléculaire, Biologie moléculaire, Virulence, Relation hôte parasite, réaction de défense des animaux, Souris, Expression des gènes, Recombinaison, Génie génétique

Mots-clés complémentaires : Séquencage

Mots-clés libres : Animal African Trypanosomosis, Antibodies, Calreticulin, Immunomodulation, Trypanosoma congolense

Classification Agris : L72 - Pests of animals
L73 - Animal diseases

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2014-2018) - Santé des animaux et des plantes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Bossard Géraldine, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR INTERTRYP (FRA)
  • Grébaut Pascal, IRD (FRA)
  • Seveno Martial, Institut de génomique fonctionnelle (FRA)
  • Berthier David, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR INTERTRYP (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-3283-6588
  • Holzmuller Philippe, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR CMAEE (FRA) ORCID: 0000-0002-8919-9081

Source : Cirad-Agritrop (

View Item (staff only) View Item (staff only)

[ Page générée et mise en cache le 2021-05-31 ]