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Research Article

rKLO8, a Novel Leishmania donovani – Derived Recombinant Immunodominant Protein for Sensitive Detection of Visceral Leishmaniasis in Sudan

  • Elfadil Abass,

    Affiliations: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany, Biomedical Research Laboratory, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan

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  • Nadine Bollig,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Katharina Reinhard,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Bärbel Camara,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Durria Mansour,

    Affiliation: Biomedical Research Laboratory, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan

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  • Alexander Visekruna,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Michael Lohoff,

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Ulrich Steinhoff mail

    ulrich.steinhoff@staff.uni-marburg.de

    Affiliation: Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Published: July 18, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002322

About the Authors

Elfadil Abass, Nadine Bollig, Katharina Reinhard, Bärbel Camara, Alexander Visekruna, Michael Lohoff, Ulrich Steinhoff
Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Elfadil Abass, Durria Mansour
Biomedical Research Laboratory, Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan

Corresponding Author

Email: ulrich.steinhoff@staff.uni-marburg.de

Competing Interests

I have read the journal's policy and have the following conflicts: rKLO8 is currently filed for patent application.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EA US ML. Performed the experiments: EA BC. Analyzed the data: EA US NB KR AV. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM. Wrote the paper: EA US ML.