Babesia gibsoni: Identification of an immunodominant, interspersed repeat antigen

Honglin Jia, M. Alaa Terkawi, Gabriel Oluga Aboge, Youn Kyoung Goo, Jinlin Zhou, Eung Goo Lee, Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Ikuo Igarashi, Kozo Fujisaki, Xuenan Xuan

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In this report, an immunodominant antigen called BgIRA from Babesia gibsoni is identified and described. A highly repetitive antigen was screened from a cDNA library. The genomic BgIRA gene exists as single cope gene and contains 10 introns. BgIRA plays a dominant role in the immune response in dogs infected with B. gibsoni. The specificity and sensitivity of the rBgIRA in an ELISA indicated that this antigen might be useful in a diagnostic test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Parasitology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008


  • Babesia gibsoni
  • BgIRA


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