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Research Article

Mucosal Adjuvanticity of Fibronectin-Binding Peptide (FBP) Fused with Echinococcus multilocularis Tetraspanin 3: Systemic and Local Antibody Responses

  • Zhisheng Dang,

    Affiliations: College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China, Parasitology Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

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  • Jinchao Feng,

    Affiliation: College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China

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  • Kinpei Yagi mail,

    kinpei@iph.pref.hokkaido.jp (KY); oku@muses.tottori-u.ac.jp (YO)

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Science, Hokkaido Institute of Public Health, Sapporo, Japan

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  • Chihiro Sugimoto,

    Affiliation: Division of Collaboration and Education, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

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  • Wei Li,

    Affiliation: Qinghai Academy of Animal and Veterinary Medicine, Qinghai, People's Republic of China

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  • Yuzaburo Oku mail

    kinpei@iph.pref.hokkaido.jp (KY); oku@muses.tottori-u.ac.jp (YO)

    Affiliation: Parasitology Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001842

About the Authors

Zhisheng Dang, Jinchao Feng
College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Zhisheng Dang, Yuzaburo Oku
Parasitology Laboratory, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan
Kinpei Yagi
Department of Biological Science, Hokkaido Institute of Public Health, Sapporo, Japan
Chihiro Sugimoto
Division of Collaboration and Education, Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Wei Li
Qinghai Academy of Animal and Veterinary Medicine, Qinghai, People's Republic of China

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ZD KY CS YO. Performed the experiments: ZD KY. Analyzed the data: ZD YO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ZD JF WL YO. Wrote the paper: ZD YO.