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Research Article

Improved Serodiagnosis of Cystic Echinococcosis Using the New Recombinant 2B2t Antigen

  • Ana Hernández-González,

    Affiliation: IRNASA, CSIC, Salamanca, Spain

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  • Saúl Santivañez,

    Affiliation: Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental (INPPACE), Lima, Perú

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  • Héctor H. García,

    Affiliation: Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental (INPPACE), Lima, Perú

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  • Silvia Rodríguez,

    Affiliation: Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental (INPPACE), Lima, Perú

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  • Santiago Muñoz,

    Affiliation: Hospital Clínico de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain

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  • Guillermo Ramos,

    Affiliation: Hospital Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

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  • Antonio Orduña,

    Affiliation: Hospital Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

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  • Mar Siles-Lucas mail

    mmar.siles@irnasa.csic.es

    Affiliation: IRNASA, CSIC, Salamanca, Spain

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  • Published: July 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001714

About the Authors

Ana Hernández-González, Mar Siles-Lucas
IRNASA, CSIC, Salamanca, Spain
Saúl Santivañez, Héctor H. García, Silvia Rodríguez
Instituto Peruano de Parasitología Clínica y Experimental (INPPACE), Lima, Perú
Santiago Muñoz
Hospital Clínico de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
Guillermo Ramos, Antonio Orduña
Hospital Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: mmar.siles@irnasa.csic.es

Competing Interests

The authors have read the competing interests policy and have the following competing interests to declare: Authors Siles-Lucas and Hernandez-Gonzalez are holders of the patent on the 2B2t antigen.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MSL HHG SR AHG SS. Performed the experiments: MSL AHG. Analyzed the data: MSL HHG SR AHG SS AO SM GR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MSL HHG SR AHG SS AO SM GR. Wrote the paper: MSL AHG SR HHG SS.