UNIT 19.4 Experimental Asexual Blood Stage Malaria Immunity

  1. Fiona H. Amante,
  2. Michael F. Good

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142735.im1904s29

Current Protocols in Immunology

Current Protocols in Immunology

How to Cite

Amante, F. H. and Good, M. F. 2001. Experimental Asexual Blood Stage Malaria Immunity. Current Protocols in Immunology. 29:19.4:19.4.1–19.4.18.

Author Information

  1. The Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Queensland, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: FEB 1999

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This unit describes three methods for investigating the immune response to murine malaria parasites. Immunization protocols using recombinant fragments of the merozoite surface protein-1 of Plasmodium yoelii, whole blood stage malaria parasites, and live infection with parasitized red blood cells from a Plasmodium-infected donor are provided. Methods for chemotherapeutic drug care of Plasmodium-infected mice and for inducing malaria by adoptive transfer of antigen-specific T cells are included. Finally, support protocols describe methods for growing, maintaining, and cryopreserving murine asexual blood stage malaria parasites and for preparing blood stage antigen for use in ELISAs.