Antibody signatures reflect different disease pathologies in patients with schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma japonicum

Driguez, Patrick, Li, Yuesheng, Gaze, Soraya, Pearson, Mark S., Nakajima, Rie, Trieu, Angela, Doolan, Denise L., Felgner, Philip L., Hou, Xunya, Cardoso, Fernanda C., Jasinskas, Algis, Gobert, Geoffrey, Loukas, Alex, and McManus, Donald (2016) Antibody signatures reflect different disease pathologies in patients with schistosomiasis due to Schistosoma japonicum. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 213 (1). pp. 122-130.

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Infection with Schistosoma japonicum causes high levels of pathology that is predominantly determined by the cellular and humoral response of the host. However, the specific antibody response that arises during the development of disease is largely undescribed in Asian schistosomiasis–endemic populations. A schistosome protein microarray was used to compare the antibody profiles of subjects with acute infection, with early or advanced disease associated with severe pathology, with chronic infection, and subjects exposed but stool negative for S. japonicum eggs to the antibody profiles of nonexposed controls. Twenty-five immunodominant antigens were identified, including vaccine candidates, tetraspanin-related proteins, transporter molecules, and unannotated proteins. Additionally, individuals with severe pathology had a limited specific antibody response, suggesting that individuals with mild disease may use a broad and strong antibody response, particularly against surface-exposed proteins, to control pathology and/or infection. Our study has identified specific antigens that can discriminate between S. japonicum–exposed groups with different pathologies and may also allow the host to control disease pathology and provide resistance to parasite infection.

Item ID: 40145
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1537-6613
Keywords: schistosomiasis; antibody; human disease; Schistosoma japonicum; protein microarray; immunology
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC grant APP1037304, NHMRC grant APP1002245
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 01:41
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3207 Medical microbiology > 320704 Medical parasitology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920412 Preventive Medicine @ 50%
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