Fachbereich Veterinärmedizin



    Comparative Assessment of ELISAs Using Recombinant Saposin-Like Protein 2 and recombinant Cathepsin L-1 from Fasciola hepatica for the Serodiagnosis of Human Fasciolosis (2014)

    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Gottstein, Bruno
    Schneeberger, Marianne
    Boubaker, Ghalia
    Merkle, Bernadette
    Huber, Cristina
    Spiliotis, Markus
    Müller, Norbert
    Garate, Teresa
    Doherr, Marcus G (WE 16)
    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8(6) — S. e2860
    ISSN: 1935-2727
    URL (Volltext): http://edocs.fu-berlin.de/docs/receive/FUDOCS_document_000000021359
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002860
    Pubmed: 24922050
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    Two recombinant Fasciola hepatica antigens, saposin-like protein-2 (recSAP2) and cathepsin L-1 (recCL1), were assessed individually and in combination in enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA) for the specific serodiagnosis of human fasciolosis in areas of low endemicity as encountered in Central Europe. Antibody detection was conducted using ProteinA/ProteinG (PAG) conjugated to alkaline phosphatase. Test characteristics as well as agreement with results from an ELISA using excretory-secretory products (FhES) from adult stage liver flukes was assessed by receiver operator characteristic (ROC) analysis, specificity, sensitivity, Youdens J and overall accuracy. Cross-reactivity was assessed using three different groups of serum samples from healthy individuals (n = 20), patients with other parasitic infections (n = 87) and patients with malignancies (n = 121). The best combined diagnostic results for recombinant antigens were obtained using the recSAP2-ELISA (87% sensitivity, 99% specificity and 97% overall accuracy) employing the threshold (cut-off) to discriminate between positive and negative reactions that maximized Youdens J. The findings showed that recSAP2-ELISA can be used for the routine serodiagnosis of chronic fasciolosis in clinical laboratories; the use of the PAG-conjugate offers the opportunity to employ, for example, rabbit hyperimmune serum for the standardization of positive controls.