PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98357 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098357 View full text
Ghalia Boubaker, Bruno Gottstein, Andrew Hemphill, Hamouda Babba, Markus Spiliotis

Abstract: The protein P29 is a potential serological marker for post-treatment monitoring of cystic echinococcosis (CE) especially in young patients. We now have demonstrated that P29 is encoded in the Echinococcus genus by a single gene consisting of 7 exons spanning 1.2 kb of DNA. Variability of the p29 gene at inter- and intra-species level was assessed with 50 cDNA and 280 genomic DNA clones isolated from different E. granulosus s.l. isolates (E. granulosus sensu stricto (G1), E. equinus (G4), E. ortleppi (G5), E. c…

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