Evaluation of a Recombinant Multiepitope Peptide for Serodiagnosis of Toxoplasma gondii Infection Article (Web of Science)


  • ABSTRACTDetection ofToxoplasma gondiiinfection with sensitive and specific methods is a key step in the prevention and treatment of toxoplasmosis. Among the available diagnostic tests, serology is commonly used. Although serological tests give satisfactory results, the production of reliable reagents remains laborious and expensive. There is therefore a real need to acquire specific and effective recombinant antigens for the serodiagnosis ofT. gondiiinfection. In this study, a multiepitope peptide was designed and successfully expressed inEscherichia coli, and then IgG and IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) were developed and evaluated. Our results showed that the new multiepitope antigen is one of the most promising recombinant antigens which could be used in routine screening of human toxoplasmosis.


  • Dai, Jianfang
  • Jiang, Min
  • Wang, Yanyun
  • Qu, Lili
  • Gong, Rujun
  • Si, Jin

publication date

  • 2012

published in

number of pages

  • 4

start page

  • 338

end page

  • 342


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