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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 106, No. 7, 2011
Bioline Code: oc11167
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 106, No. 7, 2011

 en Immunostimulatory property of a synthetic peptide belonging to the soluble ATP diphosphohydro-lase isoform (SmATPDase 2) and immunolocalisation of this protein in the Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources egg
Mendes, Rita Gabriela Pedrosa Ribeiro; Gusmão, Michélia Antônia do Nascimento; Maia, Ana Carolina Ribeiro Gomes; Detoni, Michelle de Lima; Porcino, Gabriane Nascimento; Soares, Thais Vieira; Juliano, Maria Aparecida; Juliano, Luiz; Coelho, Paulo Marcos Zech; Lenzi, Henrique Leonel; Faria-Pinto, Priscila & Vasconcelos, Eveline Gomes


A peptide (SmB2LJ; r175-194) that belongs to a conserved domain from Schistosoma mansoni check for this species in other resources SmATPDase 2 and is shared with potato apyrase, as predicted by in silico analysis as antigenic, was synthesised and its immunostimulatory property was analysed. When inoculated in BALB/c mice, this peptide induced high levels of SmB2LJ-specific IgG1 and IgG2a subtypes, as detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. In addition, dot blots were found to be positive for immune sera against potato apyrase and SmB2LJ. These results suggest that the conserved domain r175-194 from the S. mansoni SmATPDase 2 is antigenic. Western blots were performed and the anti-SmB2LJ antibody recognised in adult worm (soluble worm antigen preparation) or soluble egg antigen antigenic preparations two bands of approximately 63 and 55 kDa, molecular masses similar to those predicted for adult worm SmATPDase 2. This finding strongly suggests the expression of this same isoform in S. mansoni eggs. To assess localisation of SmATPDase 2, confocal fluorescence microscopy was performed using cryostat sections of infected mouse liver and polyclonal antiserum against SmB2LJ. Positive reactions were identified on the external surface from the miracidium in von Lichtenberg's envelope and, in the outer side of the egg-shell, showing that this soluble isoform is secreted from the S. mansoni eggs.

Schistosoma mansoni; NTPDase; potato apyrase; peptide

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