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Epitopes of the highly immunogenic trichomonas vaginalis alpha-actinin are serodiagnostic targets for both women and men.

Neace CJ, Alderete JF (2013) Epitopes of the highly immunogenic trichomonas vaginalis alpha-actinin are serodiagnostic targets for both women and men. J Clin Microbiol 51(8):2483-2490. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00582-13

Summary: Trichomonas vaginalis is an anaerobic protozoan that is the most common nonviral causative agent for sexually-transmitted infections. The presence of T. vaginalis in men is usually asymptomatic, making it difficult to assess exposure to the organism. The authors examined sera from exposed individuals for reactivity to specific epitopes of trichomonad α-actinin. A recombinant version of trichonomad α-actinin was constructed and detected using Anti-6His (Cat. #AB-213). Some epitopes were reactive with sera from both men and women, making them potential diagnostic targets.

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